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Author Topic: vl 5.9 desktop  (Read 1797 times)


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vl 5.9 desktop
« on: January 09, 2008, 06:34:22 pm »

After using vl 5.8 SOHO for a couple months now, I have become very comfortable with the utility and information it supplies on the desktop.  I have been running vl 5.9 from the live cd for a couple days now and for myself, I find Xfce lacking in that same functionallity, and quite lacking in desktop options. 

When I do a full install of vl 5.9, will I be able to install it with Kde as my desktop right off, or will it be necessary to go to the extra effort of installing it at a later time.  Other than that, I find vl 5.9 a very good operating system.

I certainly would appreciate the feedback from you people who have used it for a while now.   :)

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Re: vl 5.9 desktop
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 08:49:48 pm »

Greetings reb
I've been using 5.8 SOHO on my desktop machines since it came out and found it good for office work and internet.

I have 5.9 on my notebook
and Xfce worked fine but, like you, I'm a KDE fan, so I just installed with Gslapt (from the Slack repo I think, but it should be in VL's by now) and it is running well. No problems after 3 weeks, without pushing it.

KDE is plain vanilla so doesn't have all the VL goodness of SOHO. I had to add a few extra packages to get it up to the functionality of SOHO. But all is good now.

I have run a live CD with KDE 4 on the notebook... I know it is only eye-candy but 5.9 SOHO with KDE 4 will be something very special.