Author Topic: VectorLinux 6.0 Light released.  (Read 47181 times)


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Re: VectorLinux 6.0 Light released.
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2009, 08:07:26 am »
Congratulations on the light release. Nice desktop theme. Clean icewm menus. Good choice in ice gil theme. I was curious - I know how to launch urxvt with transparency and I know how to launch urxvt with tabs, but so far I've been unsuccessful at launching urxvt with both options. Can you give me a hint please? Thanks.


Here you have an example for a ~/.Xdefaults for urxvt. HTH

URxvt.tabbed.tabbar-fg:   8
URxvt.tabbed.tabbar-bg:   0   3   0
URxvt.keysym.C-Delete:   perl:matcher
URxvt.matcher.pattern.1:   \\bwww\\.[\\w-]+\\.[\\w./?&@#-]*[\\w/-]
URxvt.matcher.button:   1
URxvt.scrollstyle:   plain
URxvt.transparent:   true
URxvt.internalBorder:   2
URxvt.perl-ext-common:   default,tabbed
URxvt.scrollBar_right:   true
URxvt.shading:   20
URxvt.perl-ext:   default,matcher
#URxvt.fading:   40
URxvt*reverseVideo:   true
URxvt.blendType:   alphablend
URxvt.borderLess:   false
URxvt.scrollBar:   true
URxvt.scrollTtyKeypress:   true
URxvt.urlLauncher:   firefox
URxvt.pointerBlank:   true
URxvt.pointerBlankDelay:   3
URxvt*color12:   #6661ee
urxvt.font:   xft:Liberation Mono:pixelsize=14
urxvt.boldFont:   xft:Liberation Mono:bold:pixelsize=14
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Re: VectorLinux 6.0 Light released.
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2009, 08:01:38 am »
Hats off to you guys!  Vector Light 6.0 is awesome!

I have a lot of older computers, I have used several small/light distros of Linux on them, but this has got to be the best.

This is coming from a guy that had Damn Small Linux and Anti-X on everything, including my newer systems. 

I got turned onto Vector v5.9 Standard and loved it.  It is fairly light, but when I started messing with Vector Light v6.0, I was amazed.  You guys even have Google Gadgets in your packages I can download. 

Awesome!  Great work!

Have Vector Light v6.0 running on the following systems:

PII class
PII DUAL 350mhz, 768mb RAM - Runs great!
PII 400mhz, 512mb RAM - Runs great!    (My garage radio, used for streaming radio)

PIII class
PIII 1.1ghz, 512mb RAM  - Runs fast!
PIII 600mhz (Celoron), 768mb RAM - Runs Great!

PIV Class
PIV 1.8mhz, 1gb RAM - Blazes!  (Home Office PC)

Vector Light v5.9 and v6.0 are complete OS's.  They work great for work stuff and would be perfect for a business that has older hardware. 

I am also happy to see I can download Gambas for Vector light.  I write code in Gambas. 

Again, GREAT WORK!  Very pleased!


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Re: VectorLinux 6.0 Light released.
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2009, 03:19:28 pm »
Thanks rbistolfi!



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Re: VectorLinux 6.0 Light released.
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2009, 09:28:38 am »
I've been using it on a 400MHz Celery (384Mb ram) for a couple of weeks and it runs flawlessley. Much better than Ant-ticks/Me-piss (the unfortunately-named 'intifada' release) and without the stupid 'EULA'.


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Re: VectorLinux 6.0 Light released.
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2009, 06:48:39 pm »
Wow!  Great release! VectorLinux 6.0 Light works perfectly on my old Compaq Evo laptop. P3 800 mhz proc, 256 meg ram. I'm tempted to run it on my P4 2.4ghz proc, 1 gig ram  that has VL 6.0 Standard currently on it.

I've been a long time anti-X user being partial to rolling release distros but always seem to keep coming back to Vector Linux.

Keep up the good work,