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blurymind
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« Reply #105 on: May 27, 2007, 01:06:48 am »

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 garymax to me is a angry slackware fanboy,who predictably got offended by the review's title. His views cant go farther than his nose,since he never probably tried vector.
As for source code,people can get picky about that. If vector starts to offer payed support to Premium users only and had a locked forum for premiums only,that would make it look the more closed,thus givin people like garymax things to pick at. From what i've seen, vec's "dumbed down" tools that make it so good and accessable for people who dont like spending their whole day looking for a way to edit a single text file to get things running smoothly, are all GPL and have their source code avaiable at google.code ...

I think that comments like his should be ignored. Roll Eyes
Dumbed-down should be a compliment, it brings vector to Ubuntu users,to the mainstream user... and it still has all the slackware goodnes in it. Its truer to slackware than any "dumbed down slack based" distro out there...and tuned up better than ,say, zenwalk or kateos.. Wink

...and i too can copy and paste,everybody can do that  Grin
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« Reply #106 on: May 29, 2007, 05:33:12 am »

good comment. I really love the idea of a vector livecd. I always have. And I still find Vector easier to install than zenwalk, my second other favorite slack-based distro..

Vector would win over again for me once xorg 6.9 gets updated to xorg 7.1 or more... I still try out every new release except this one. I am itching to get this installed. I still find Vector one of the fastest distros I've used ever..

Great job with this last release. Still waiting for that xorg upgrade... The product is still as polished as ever..

Ubuntu Feisty and PCLOS are incredible distros right now... the bloat is less on those systems unlike before. Speed is nearly there as well. Slack is still slightly faster, but on newer systems, speed gain is hardly noticeable...
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« Reply #107 on: May 30, 2007, 02:59:21 am »

Caitlyn Martin's blog at O'Reilly Linux DevCenter

"GNOME 2.18 for Vector Linux 5.8"
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2007/05/gnome_218_for_vector_linux_58.html?CMP=OTC-0O724Z062301&ATT=GNOME+2+18+for+Vector+Linux+5+8

grammatical: The auxiliary verb "have" in the first sentence does not agree in number with the subject of the sentence. Should be "has", to agree with "set".
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« Reply #108 on: June 04, 2007, 03:13:22 am »

DistroWatch has awarded Vector with their May 2007 donation:

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20070604#donation

Congratulations!!!  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #109 on: June 04, 2007, 04:11:24 am »

Indeed! Smiley

Well done, and thanks to DW.com and partners!
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« Reply #110 on: June 04, 2007, 08:39:58 am »

And may I say VectorLinux richly deserves this! Thanks, DistroWatch.
--GrannyGeek
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« Reply #111 on: June 04, 2007, 11:36:12 am »

Indeed congratulations to all involved :-)  good to get the recognition.
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« Reply #112 on: June 05, 2007, 09:53:13 am »

Thanks to DW and congratulations to the VL team! Is nice to see that the great work of our devs is recognized.
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« Reply #113 on: June 05, 2007, 03:35:18 pm »

Congratulations to the Vector Team and Community on this well deserved recognition!
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« Reply #114 on: June 07, 2007, 11:45:10 am »

I'm a little late on getting to the forum to reply on the DW donations, but a "thanks distrowatch.com and LinuxCD.org and OSDisc.com" is better late than never.  Cheesy

And for everyone else, don't forget that you too can donate to VL at any time, and with any amount. It's very simple to do. All you need to do is go to http://vectorlinux.com/ and look on the left for the Donations , and then click on the Donate button.  Cool

Alternatively , you may also go to http://supergamer.org/ and click the donations button there on the Home page. It brings you right to the same place as the above mentioned button too... now how cool is THAT!?   Cool

Now go donate, you know you want to   Tongue
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« Reply #115 on: June 07, 2007, 10:16:12 pm »

Here's a review of PCLinuxOS 2007 that takes Texstar and the Ripper Gang to task over their slogan "radically simple". Watch for a few mentions of VL in reader comments.

On the Bench: PCLinuxOS 2007, radically simple?
http://opensourcelearning.info/blog/?p=359

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« Reply #116 on: June 10, 2007, 06:35:20 am »

pclinuxos has a monthly magazine...which is pretty interesting to follow. Maybe we should try to make something like this one day. It looks like fun.Now if only there was someone to write about whats new at vector comunity and the linux world every month....
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« Reply #117 on: June 11, 2007, 04:26:37 pm »

I count about 10 mostly favorable mentions of VL in this Monday's DistroWatch Weekly "Reader comments", on the subject of "Distro hopping". Check it out:

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20070611#comments
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« Reply #118 on: June 25, 2007, 09:22:05 pm »

The bad news first... Sad

A couple of mentions on the latest DistroWatch Weekly saying our Forum totally sucks... Shocked
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20070625&mode=9


And now for the good news... Grin

A new review of 5.8 SOHO, IMHO very objective as usual, from Caitlyn:
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2007/06/kde_built_for_speed_vector_lin.html
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« Reply #119 on: June 26, 2007, 01:37:45 am »

Just got Linux Format (UK) in the post and there is a mention and a review in it.
In the "Newsdesk" section there are a few lines announcing the partnership with Mad Tux and a mention of computers on sale there.

More interestingly, on their Distrowatch section, there is a full page (well, almost) dedicated to the new 5.8 SOHO.
Because it isn't in their website yet, I'll give you the main things:

It comes with the title "Go faster!" and the subtitle "Slackware-based OS: prettier, more usable and packed with even more performance". In bold, you'll also find the quote "A beautiful, polished distro distribution, capable of competing with the best." And the conclusion, you ask? "It is fast, has a great software selection, includes several graphical administration tools, and provides good online documentation". It is a VERY favourable review (the only somehow negative point was "Vasm certainly isn't as comprehensive and good-looking as Mandriva's DrakXTools or Open-Suse's Yast, but it does help with configuring settings").

This is great, as I believe this is the top-selling Linux magazine in the UK (it would be fantastic if we could get VL 6 included in their coverdisc).
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