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JJSH

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #150 on: August 16, 2007, 09:15:14 am »

I've posted on my blog  ~ http://www.jjsh.org/?p=19 ~ about my impressions of 3 months with VL 5.8 SOHO. I've tried to be as honest as possible.

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nubcnubdo

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #151 on: August 30, 2007, 10:53:37 am »

What is this guy talking about?

http://www.insidesocal.com/click/2007/08/this_is_vector_this_is_vector.html

Is there a tutorial or procedure for VL Fluxbox?
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #152 on: August 30, 2007, 11:40:12 am »

What is this guy talking about?

http://www.insidesocal.com/click/2007/08/this_is_vector_this_is_vector.html

Is there a tutorial or procedure for VL Fluxbox?

No, I think he just *really* likes our fluxbox package  ;D
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Joe1962

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #153 on: September 01, 2007, 12:20:10 pm »

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #154 on: September 02, 2007, 12:14:28 pm »

They seem to be coming thick and strong lately: http://www.linux-tip.net/cms/content/view/315/26/
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #155 on: September 04, 2007, 06:18:33 am »

Hey fluxbox on VL is the reason I ever thought seriously of fluxbox as an equivalent DE. It looks simply beautiful. On another note, I did a Gslapt-gui full system upgrade or Upgrade all, then added gnome, fluxbox, openbox, etc. My goodness, the beauty, speed, and useability of gnome on this kde-based distro floored me. I was in awe at the performance and the work that seemed to have gone into it. Vector Soho 5.8 Gold seems to bring machines I have used it on to life.
This distro is a keeper and I am still waiting on the fully released
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #156 on: September 04, 2007, 08:48:16 am »

This distro is a keeper and I am still waiting on the fully released

???. It is a final release, glad you like it.
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nubcnubdo

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #157 on: September 09, 2007, 08:25:38 pm »

Vector Linux 5.8 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb (9-10-07)
http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/vector-linux-58-on-450mhz-k6-2-256mb/

Not much constructive in this review, but he definitely missed the difference in speed between Vector and Xubuntu.
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The Year Of The Small Distro
« Reply #158 on: September 17, 2007, 05:15:19 pm »

Another nice article mentioning VL from our friend Caitlyn:

http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2007/08/the_year_of_the_small_distro.html
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #159 on: October 29, 2007, 08:25:55 am »

As a newcomer to Vector, I've completed a bit of a review of Vector and Slackware..

Comments and corrections welcome....

http://www.users.waitrose.com/%7Epaulm/zenwalk_and_vector.html

paul.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #160 on: October 29, 2007, 10:40:29 am »

Hi Paul,
Welcome to VectorLinux. I believe VL is based in Canada, not the USA, as mentioned in your very interesting article.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #161 on: October 29, 2007, 12:09:43 pm »

Hi Paul,
Welcome to VectorLinux. I believe VL is based in Canada, not the USA, as mentioned in your very interesting article.

 :-[ Whoops! Thanks for that. Proves I should never do my own proof reading. Fixed...

paul
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #162 on: October 30, 2007, 07:04:20 pm »

You said:
"Vector offers a means of shrinking FAT or ext2 partitions to make room for the installation. It also offers fdisk to create new partitions, and the ability to select from existing partitions."

It actually offers cfdisk, which is a geeky tool but considerably friendlier than fdisk. I've always liked cfdisk, but I do understand partitioning pretty well and have been doing it for years and years in DOS, Windows, and Linux.

I was interested in your comments on the quick release cycle of Zenwalk. I have come to the opinion that Linux distros in general offer new versions far too often. I think the 5+ years between Windows XP and Windows Vista is about right I'd like to see new Vector versions come out with *years* in between and just some service packs to add support for important stuff that comes up between releases. If not five years, then at least two years between releases would be acceptable. Even with the less frequent releases of VectorLinux as compared with other distros, it seems that just about the time I have my system just as I want it, a new version is on the horizon and I'll have to do it all over again.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #163 on: October 31, 2007, 02:50:31 am »

I have come to the opinion that Linux distros in general offer new versions far too often. I think the 5+ years between Windows XP and Windows Vista is about right I'd like to see new Vector versions come out with *years* in between and just some service packs to add support for important stuff that comes up between releases. If not five years, then at least two years between releases would be acceptable. Even with the less frequent releases of VectorLinux as compared with other distros, it seems that just about the time I have my system just as I want it, a new version is on the horizon and I'll have to do it all over again.
--GrannyGeek

Totally agree on this one GrannyGeek. People always want to see new versions as fast as possible, with new features, better support, newer graphical twitches and so on. But this leaves us with the problem that the test release will not be well tested enough to become within 3 months a final release.

So the question remains: Why do we always need to rush things, like releasecycles?
Better betatesting offers a more stable and bugfree release. And on a home system that is what we all want to see don't you think? (in this case it doesn't matter if support for Compiz Fusion is in there are not, but when it is in Vector, it has to be 100 % supported and working, not half)

Just my 2 cents..
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #164 on: November 01, 2007, 06:40:07 am »

It actually offers cfdisk, which is a geeky tool but considerably friendlier than fdisk. I've always liked cfdisk, but I do understand partitioning pretty well and have been doing it for years and years in DOS, Windows, and Linux.

 ;D Thanks. I had partitions already prepared, so I didn't get to the fdisk stage. I also tend to use a different tool for creating partitions - Dfsee, which now has a Linux version. While its commercial software, it does things that no other partitioning tool I've used can manage.

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I was interested in your comments on the quick release cycle of Zenwalk. I have come to the opinion that Linux distros in general offer new versions far too often. I think the 5+ years between Windows XP and Windows Vista is about right I'd like to see new Vector versions come out with *years* in between and just some service packs to add support for important stuff that comes up between releases. If not five years, then at least two years between releases would be acceptable. Even with the less frequent releases of VectorLinux as compared with other distros, it seems that just about the time I have my system just as I want it, a new version is on the horizon and I'll have to do it all over again.

Hmm. I think the Zenwalk interval is too short, but I would have just as many problems with the Microsoft type of interval. Having just had a fun day preparing 14 laptops for delivery, I can see a different problem with the Microsoft development process. Even though I had the last copy of Autopatcher available (up to June this year), there were still 30 odd patches to download. With an interval as long as Microsofts', there is just too much updating to do after a year or so.

If you look at XP, you have SP1, SP2, plus over 100 mb of other patches. Looks like a good case for more frequent updates, or at least, refresh copies of the basic media.

I think the Vector update interval is not too far off optimum. Maybe 18 months instead of 12?

What I would like to see is more chance of upgrading a distribution on a continuing basis. Zenwalk is fairly good in that regard - don't yet know how good Vector is. I once made the mistake of trying to upgrade a version of SuSE - never do that again...

paul.
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