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Tommy599
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« on: April 18, 2008, 11:16:53 am »

Hi everyone!

I am glad to announce that Vector Linux won the "Which small Linux distro is best for my new old laptop" competition!  Grin

I'm a Computer Science student and I needed a Linux distro because I need it for school, so I worked with Ubuntu in VirtualBox on an XP host until I unexpectedly got an old laptop from someone who got a new one. So begun the search for a small Linux distro. I tried DSL, Puppy, Feather, Vector, Ubuntu, SLAX and Wolvix in Virtualbox. I messed around with them and ended up installing DSL on the laptop (which, btw was running, or better said slugging XP). The problem was that DSL wasn't really meant for HDD installs, so I was having trouble with the backup system there. So I installed Vector Light (ofcourse I overwrote the MBR, DSL disapeared, etc. ) and after a lot of google-ing I was running a dual-boot DSL/VL.
.....

Fast forward to today, when, after a lot of reading up I got everything customized almost to the way I want it. There are of course, a few things I have to ask, and will ask soon (can I put more than 1 question/thread? (the rules say 1 question/thread)).

Sorry if it was too long&boring, I tend to overdo things  Tongue

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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 02:17:23 pm »

Welcome to Vector Linux!

It is preferred that one question be asked per post.

That will make using the search button come up with
better results.

When asking a question please include:

1.  The Vector version
2.  What the problem is
3.  The hardware make,model and version if there is one,
      the more information the better.
4.   Anything you have done to try to solve the problem.

Most problems that you run into have already been answered. Google using
key phrase like "linux flash" no quotes needed. You will probably find the
answer to your question.

Bigpaws
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Tommy599
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 07:58:34 pm »

I included most of the hardware and software information in my signature so I won't have to state it every time Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 01:32:12 am »

Welcome to Vector Hope your stay is long and enjoyable.
 Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 07:08:40 pm »

Welcome Tommy599. The help here is usually quick and thorough. kge420
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Tommy599
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 07:47:02 pm »

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008, 11:56:36 am »

I am glad to announce that Vector Linux won the "Which small Linux distro is best for my new old laptop" competition!  Grin

Well my friend, you may be surprised to know, but Vector would likely win the "which (small) Linux distro is best for (your) new laptop" as well Smiley
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Compaq POS (almost dead): Vector 5.9 Light Beta 5
Quad-core BEAST: Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit & Vector 5.9 64-bit beta-2
Old 500MHz media box:  Vector 5.8 SOHO Final (dead)
701 EeePC:  Puppeee (based on Puppy 4.01)
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 07:22:26 pm »

Well my friend, you may be surprised to know, but Vector would likely win the "which (small) Linux distro is best for (your) new laptop" as well Smiley

I second that!
--GrannyGeek
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008, 09:47:22 am »

Hi, Tommy599.
Hope you will enjoy VL.
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