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Author Topic: Where other distros failed VectorLinux succeeded!  (Read 4071 times)
Cariboo
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« on: April 28, 2008, 12:42:30 pm »

Hello all,  and listen...
I try to install Linux OSs on old desktop computers to make them usefull again for Internet browsing, some office related work, some music playing....
The computers I had so far: Pentium MM, PII, PIII, CeleronII...All were upgraded to 128MB RAM.
The distros I tried: Ubuntu and derivatives (6.06, 7.10, Mint, Fluxbox, Fluxbuntu, Crunchbang),
To all these machines I was not able to install one of the above OSs.
But VectorLinux VL 5.9-std I could install!
Although Vector Linux is not really for beginners, the installation procedure is clear and staight forward and it offers easy to understand tools to configure the system.
The posibilties to expand the system seem to be endless, but in my opinion, I think the average computer user doesn't need more.
Thank you, to the creator(s) of this very versatile and useful distro!

PS:
I make these statements although I'm technically not educated enough to know if some tweaking could have helped to install one of the above mentioned systems.
And, this is not intended to be a discrimination of these absolutely great Linux Systems at all!
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nightflier
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 01:22:45 pm »

Congratulations, Cariboo. You have advanced well ahead of the computing herd!   Grin
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kc1di
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 01:43:23 pm »

Vector is a great older computer distro.  you've made a great choice  Wink
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Dave
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Cariboo
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 06:22:22 pm »

Vector is a great older computer distro.  you've made a great choice  Wink
I think it's not only for Oldies.
If it's available in amd64 version, I would say it would be an absolutely high end, top of the line Linux system Grin...!
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rbistolfi
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 06:32:18 pm »

Vector is a great older computer distro.  you've made a great choice  Wink
I think it's not only for Oldies.
If it's available in amd64 version, I would say it would be an absolutely high end, top of the line Linux system Grin...!

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/VL64-5.9/iso-release/VL64-5.9-STD-B2.iso
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netfun81
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 10:54:32 pm »

I have to agree that Vector is one of the best linux distributions.   In my 13 years with Linux I have tested over 100 distributions.  Even though the linux articles seem to be Ubuntu obsessed these days, I think that Slackware and Slackware-based Distributions are the best.   Vector simply works and is reliable.   There are plenty of packages available and it is easy to compile others.   It is great for older computers that don't have a DVD drive to load Slackware, and adds nice tools for high end desktop boxes.   It makes hardware run as fast as it was meant to, before microsoft slows it down.  Long live Vector and Slackware!!  the Ubuntu masses will most likely never know what they missed...
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