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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #330 on: July 23, 2011, 09:03:48 pm »

http://www.muktware.com/articles/1959

Not the most positive review - but it has some good points.

Good one.  I agree with the writer.  Vasm is getting old but this is being addressed and quite frankly i dont know why vpackager is not installed by default :(

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #331 on: July 23, 2011, 09:42:41 pm »

The packages on my bitbucket are fir vl7. Those should work

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #333 on: November 30, 2011, 05:15:22 pm »

The Zdnet give a lot of good comment :)

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/jamies-mostly-linux-stuff-10006480/vector-linux-70-gold-released-10024905/

But it do point out some minor problem to the installer  :)
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #334 on: December 05, 2011, 12:46:32 pm »

Well, FWIW, VL7 just made #3 at DistroWatch (for last 7 days view, of course). AFAIK this is a record, as the previous top position I have seen was #4.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #335 on: December 05, 2011, 12:47:44 pm »

I noticed that last week on Friday... it was #6 then

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #336 on: December 12, 2011, 12:09:53 pm »

Here's another one: "Short Video of VectorLinux 7.0 Standard Gold":

http://www.reviewlinux.com/?m=show&id=14355
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #338 on: January 09, 2012, 04:20:47 am »

There is vl7 review on distrowatch this week

 http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20120109#feature

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #339 on: January 09, 2012, 03:35:20 pm »

Which is decidedly mixed.
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« Reply #340 on: February 10, 2012, 01:26:16 am »

Another decidedly mixed review.... or shall we say not very enthusiastic.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/vector-7.html

Main points seem to be that the installer has too many steps and asks too many questions as well as being "archaic" - I presume this was the graphical installer though he doesn't make it too clear.   

"I think I was seeing various elements from three different desktop environment clash together, with old-new icons, old-new effects, all combined with little regard to the artistic arrangement. It works, but it's just not Monet, more like Dennis from downstairs. Still, as far as Linux desktops go, Vector manages to strike the perfect center of the Gaussian distribution. Indifference is the strongest emotion evoked in the first four minutes of your exploration. "

"Package management

This was my biggest disappointment with the distribution. I could not find one centralized tool to manage software. Instead, each sub-category has its own launcher. Then, some more appeal for users would be nice, too. "

So he missed Gslapt package manager

Also he didn't like that the weather app was set to a Canadian location...

Over all not good, but I suspect it suggests some minor tweeks we could have, maybe we need a first use wizard or read me with instructions on how to tweek the desktop at first use?
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #341 on: February 10, 2012, 05:13:52 am »

Another decidedly mixed review.... or shall we say not very enthusiastic.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/vector-7.html

Main points seem to be that the installer has too many steps and asks too many questions as well as being "archaic" - I presume this was the graphical installer though he doesn't make it too clear.   

A nice review and it did point out some weakness of VL. The Dev team will try to solve the problem in the next release (hopefully). :P

PS: I have send an email to the author to point out the issue with package management and the weather location. :P
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #342 on: February 12, 2012, 10:25:19 am »

A review in MicroMart 9th 15th Feb (in the UK) - absolutely awful review - totally negative without giving specifics.   Another review from an install using the live cd.    The strapline under the heading Vector Linux 7 is:

This week David Hayward losses a little more hair, and reaches for the stout stick when faced with this awful linux distro".

Other than having a moan about the deluxe edition he concluded:

"We all have little niggles when trying out Linux distros, but after the install reboot, I had so many issues with this distro that I can't recall ever managing to use it for more than half an hour without something going drastically wrong.  It was a catalog of errors that really shouldn't be present in a modern distro: failed booting, unable to open applications, distorted graphics... the list goes on.  It's almost as if the developers couldn't be bothered to do a proper job with the free version and concentrated solely on the paid deluxe flavour.  Of course, that's probably not the case, but considering you get a much better Linux experience from other lesser known distros. there's really no excuse for this slap-dash kind of build.  Nevertheless, I persevered, but had an awful time doing so.

And Finally...
My final moan: don't download.  Vector Linux 7 has a long way to go before it can compete with any number of well produced distros around."
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #343 on: February 12, 2012, 10:33:09 am »

And a totally positive review in Linux Format issue 155

They gave a score of:

Features 9/10
Performance 10/10
Ease of use 9/10
Documentation 9/10

Their concluding paragraph:
" Most of all, VectorLinux shows what developers can do when they have a clear goal in mind.  Like Linux Mint, it takes a base distro and applies a layer of polish that adds immeasurably to the user experience".
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #344 on: February 12, 2012, 04:57:48 pm »

And a totally positive review in Linux Format issue 155

They gave a score of:

Features 9/10
Performance 10/10
Ease of use 9/10
Documentation 9/10

Their concluding paragraph:
" Most of all, VectorLinux shows what developers can do when they have a clear goal in mind.  Like Linux Mint, it takes a base distro and applies a layer of polish that adds immeasurably to the user experience".

Outstanding.  Do you know if we made it onto the disk they give with each magazine?
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