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Author Topic: Difference between Standard and GOLD?  (Read 1901 times)
JohnKFT
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« on: July 24, 2007, 04:22:15 am »

I currently have 5.8 Standard running on my laptop, installed from an old CD that I burned when 5.8 first came out.  5.8 GOLD sounds more whizzy but I cannot find anywhere on the website how different it is from my original 5.8 Standard.  Is it worth moving up to it before I get too settled into this Standard one?  Can anyone tell me the difference?
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 04:59:16 am »

I believe standard and GOLD version is the same..........maybe the different is some bugfix and security update.............. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 05:00:46 am »

It's possible you have one of the Release Candidates... Type: cat /etc/vector-version to find the actual version you're using.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 11:37:11 pm »

Vector Linux 5.8 Standard 12-16-2006.  I just put 5.8 SOHO on my desktop, and that seems to be whizzier.  I installed Xfce 4.4 and it makes my dual-boot XP feel like wading through treacle!  I think I will extend my partition a bit on the laptop and put that on it running Xfce too.  I couldn't upgrade Xfce to 4.4 on the laptop because of glibc, so this will enable me to forge ahead, although I do not want KDE.  Thanks for the clues.
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Artthou
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 08:13:32 am »

SOHO seemed faster than Standard?  Is your laptop fairly endowed as far as memory and processor speed go?
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 11:51:41 am »

Incidentally, I also found that SOHO seemed snappier than Standard after a fresh install...
Of course, this is completely subjective and probably contaminated by the placebo effect.

After a while, though, KDE started showing its weight.
Now I'm back at standard, but I wondered if xfce in SOHO wouldn't be faster than in Standard.

If that is true, or why that should be the case, I have no idea. Any performance improvements in SOHO?
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 01:30:07 pm »

If that is true, or why that should be the case, I have no idea. Any performance improvements in SOHO?
For one, SOHO has my kernel config... Tongue Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 01:48:20 pm »

And what a nice config it is....  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 05:34:29 am »

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For one, SOHO has my kernel config...

That explains it!
Hope to get more of that kernel magic in future versions of VL.  Wink

Thank you.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 05:42:15 am »

IIRC, the 2.6.19.2 upgrade kernel for Standard was based on that config, too.
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