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Author Topic: Goodbye  (Read 3174 times)
carl
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« on: September 29, 2007, 11:48:08 am »

I hane now used Frugalware in 12 weeks, and I Like it, so Goodbye.
Used VectorLinux 2 1/2 years.
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Lyn
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 12:30:14 pm »

So where does Frugalware score higher than Vector, I would love to know.....
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saulgoode
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 05:47:14 pm »

Oh it doesn't seem a year ago
To this very day
You said I'm sorry honey
If I don't change the pace
I can't face another day
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keyfitter
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 09:14:03 pm »

Well, go enjoy Frugalware. I tried it about a year ago and was not impressed. I tried VL at the end of December 2006 and was impressed.
5.8 SOHO Deluxe is the best that I have ever used. I'm certainly not going anywhere except to the next version of V.L..
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DrGrov
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007, 03:32:49 am »

I hane now used Frugalware in 12 weeks, and I Like it, so Goodbye.
Used VectorLinux 2 1/2 years.

I would love to hear what makes Frugalware better than VL. Please do tell, I'm curious.
What are the pros and cons of Frugalware and respectively VL?
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nightflier
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 05:04:56 am »

How did carl log in using a guest account? I didn't know that was a forum option.
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lagagnon
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 06:28:53 am »

I don't think he did - I think he just recently deleted his own account.
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Colonel Panic
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 10:22:28 am »


I've never used Frugalware, but as far as I can gather it's a bit like Arch Linux (which has a good reputation) and uses the Arch installer. I had a look at the Frugal forum and it seemed a bit unfriendly though.

I suppose what it has that Vector hasn't is that it's a "kitchen sink" distro, like Debian is now or like Slackware used to be, with both KDE and Gnome on board in addition to a full spread of other software and applications. It takes up a full DVD (4,271 MB).

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?distribution=frugalware&month=all&year=all

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Pita
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2007, 06:08:45 pm »

I had look at frugalware, they have some 13 CDs. I took the net CD. To install w/o KDE it has 1,033 MB and 3,502 MB uncompressed files. That would take with my system at least about 12 hours to install. No thank you!

So I would say frugalware is a misnomer.

Being slackware based I was surprised that it found my davicom eth card which neither VL nor Slackware nor 3 other SW based distros were able to configure on their own correctly. It needs the module dmfe and not tulip.

BTW I was wondering how that is with the live VL CD, re. dmfe.

Regards
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