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GrannyGeek
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« Reply #255 on: October 17, 2008, 07:08:37 pm »

Are we going to put the new Dillo back into VL 6?
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« Reply #256 on: October 19, 2008, 10:28:28 pm »

@Granny:  Already done.  The package announcements for both 5.9 and 6.0 will be up shortly and AFAIK it should be on the next set of 6.0 isos for Std and Light.
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Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1
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« Reply #257 on: November 21, 2008, 11:51:28 am »

Someone confused VL-Light with VL-STD here
http://lightlinux.blogspot.com/2008/09/vector-linux-60-alpha-2-released.html

But still mentioned the upcoming 6.0 releases Wink
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« Reply #258 on: November 24, 2008, 12:50:53 pm »

VL 5.8 and 5.9 were mentioned in russian version of LinuxFormat magazine,that's where i first heard about vector Smiley And the article was "How to retask old pc",dont remember exactly and i am mistaking in translation anyway Smiley
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« Reply #259 on: November 30, 2008, 11:26:39 am »

Hello all vector linux is mentioned in the current issue of micro mart here in uk,it looks like it will be the subject of a how to install article at some point soon.The brief mention states next month vector linux.. thats it.

it is mentioned at the end of a three page how to install article on ubuntu,hopefully vector will get just as much coverage.

thanks

adrian 
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« Reply #260 on: December 11, 2008, 10:35:40 am »

Forgot to post this on Monday, we have a review of VL6 beta2 on DW weekly, by our very own Caitlyn:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20081208#feature
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« Reply #261 on: December 11, 2008, 04:58:20 pm »

Nice review. Thanks, Caitlin!
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« Reply #262 on: January 05, 2009, 01:07:44 pm »

Hello all vector linux is mentioned in the current issue of micro mart here in uk,it looks like it will be the subject of a how to install article at some point soon.The brief mention states next month vector linux.. thats it.

it is mentioned at the end of a three page how to install article on ubuntu,hopefully vector will get just as much coverage.

thanks

adrian 

Further to my last post i am pleased to announce that vector linux 5.9 is subject to a four page installation guide in the current micro mart,it is even mentioned on the front of the magazine,it is full of colour screen shots showing the installation process in all of its glory.

Iam very impressed with this and hopefully it will encourage a few new users to take up with vector.


Thans

todders
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« Reply #263 on: January 05, 2009, 01:14:34 pm »

very nice
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« Reply #264 on: January 28, 2009, 09:05:19 pm »

VectorLinux gets an unkindly intended screen shot in this post http://blogs.zdnet.com/projectfailures/?p=1235 titled "Why I love Windows 7, hate Linux, and think the Mac is lame" by Krigsman.

I think the post is passing VL off as a typical "difficult to install "  or "advanced" linux distro.  One linux'r tried to tell the world there's less difficult systems to use.  I thought that guy missed the mark so I tried to make positive comments about VL and shared my less that positive experiences with others.

Well, there's a mention, maybe not the kind you're looking for.  You probably need to do some damage control if you can.
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« Reply #265 on: January 28, 2009, 09:48:26 pm »

@Macdaddy:  I wouldn't worry about it.  ZDNet writes an anti-Linux diatribe every few days.  Nothing you can do about that.  That they chose a VL boot with the bootsplash (graphical boot) turned off just shows they were fishing to make a point to the uninformed.  Let it go.
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« Reply #266 on: January 29, 2009, 03:05:48 am »

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That they chose a VL boot with the bootsplash (graphical boot) turned off just shows they were fishing to make a point to the uninformed.

Yea, I guess all those lines can really put people off.... Some of my friends have commented about how boot messages look "old-fashioned" or whatever...
I really like seeing them scroll by to see what's going on. Cannot find any rational argument for why having them hidden is a good thing (except maybe an asthetic thing, if you make a bootsplash out of your holiday snaps or something).
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« Reply #267 on: January 29, 2009, 12:08:19 pm »

I read that, too, and thought "how ridiculous!" The boot messages have nothing to do with how easy or hard VL is to use. In fact, messages just like that scroll by in Windows, too, but are hidden from the user by the initial screen. You can hear all the stuff loading as you're waiting for the desktop to appear, so if you set up Windows to show the messages, would that make it harder to use?Huh
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« Reply #268 on: January 29, 2009, 03:47:59 pm »

Simply an ignorant review by an ignoramus. There are plenty of those around  Cheesy
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« Reply #269 on: January 29, 2009, 05:42:36 pm »

I really don't understand the attraction of lifting up Windows at the expense of other operating systems.  I mean, Mac is kind of the little guy, so Mac people feel understandably threatened and insecure, and so naturally are defensive about their OS.  Linux is an even littler guy, so the same thing applies to an even greater extent, especially when there's so much ignorance about even the existence of Linux out there.

One thing does come to mind.  Mac people and Linux people attack Windows not just because they feel intimidated, but because Windows has serious flaws which Microsoft has never really addressed.  The Conficker worm?  Malware for Windows (though that it only infects Windows machines is not often mentioned in the news).  True, Microsoft issued a patch for this way back in October, so much of the guilt rests on the users.  I know that Microsoft is taking security more seriously than they used to, but that they're the top dog means that there isn't much pressure on them to take it as seriously as they should.

So, serious Windows users know this, at least on some level.  The author of the ZDNet article knows that in some respects Windows (all varieties, Vista and Windows 7 included) is inferior to OS X and to Linux.  So what does the author do?  Does he acknowledge that the various operating systems available for home and business use have their strong and weak points?  No, of course not, that would be a boring column.  Instead, he puts down the Mac and Linux and talks a little about how great Windows 7 is (without going into any real detail, of course).

The title of the blog piece says a lot:  "Why I love Windows 7, hate Linux, and think the Mac is lame."  I imagine the author doesn't know enough about Linux even to hate it.  As for his opinion of the Mac, it actually applies more to Apple's marketing (annoying to me at least, but most marketing is) than it does to the OS itself.  So the actual substance of this piece comes down to the fact that somebody out there loves Windows 7.  Kind of thin soup, if you ask me.  More like something that should be on a MySpace page than the once-great Ziff-Davis.

And yes, Windows 7 still has the infamous Blue Screen of Death:  http://reformedmusings.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/will-windows-7-kill-linux/.  Scroll down a bit to see  a screenshot.
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