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nubcnubdo
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« Reply #195 on: February 13, 2008, 10:44:08 am »

VL 5.9 Std review posted on tuxmachines.org
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/24148

The title of the article is unintentionally misleading, some readers may think the review is about VL Light. This wouldn't be a confusion if we used the spelling 'Lite'
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Vector Linux 5.9: Light, fast Slackware-based distro

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For those who use audio, video, and DVD applications, there's also a freely-downloadable Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disk with a huge selection of multimedia software.
Is this strictly true, the MM Bonus Disk is free? Probably needs clarification.

The article is commented by Beranger, who identifies the Gold edition as the paid edition. Someone should correct this. Commenter complains about hibernation in VectorLinux.

Question: What would be the advantage of gxine over xine-ui?

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« Reply #196 on: February 13, 2008, 12:49:51 pm »

Daniel Beranger has a habit of running mouth first and checking facts later.  I'll respond.  He won't like that.

gxine has a nicer UI.  It also comes with lots more bugs.  I think we made the right choice on that one.

-C
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« Reply #197 on: February 13, 2008, 12:54:10 pm »

Nice review. The commenter obviously didn't try too hard  Roll Eyes. Hibernation works just fine for me. I think he is looking for a button for it in the Xfce logout applet. Indeed, hibernation has no other interface for launching / configuring than the cli. Perhaps something to add to the TODO list.   I have to say it works great for me as it is, and after some digging I have control over acpi events. BTW, is very easy to use and setup, and you can add a Xfce launcher to the panel if you want.
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« Reply #198 on: February 13, 2008, 01:45:44 pm »

Caitlyn is right... the reviewer does seem to run his mouth before checking the facts...
Other than that... nice review
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« Reply #199 on: February 13, 2008, 01:50:47 pm »

The title of the article is unintentionally misleading, some readers may think the review is about VL Light. This wouldn't be a confusion if we used the spelling 'Lite'

Sorry, as the review's author, I hadn't taken a close look at your main page since I downloaded VL, and I didn't know you'd released a "Light" version in the last few days. I'll add that.

(Go on, rip that review apart! Wink )

Quote from: nubcnubdoIs
...this strictly true, the MM Bonus Disk is free? Probably needs clarification.

There's a download link for it right on its website.

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Question: What would be the advantage of gxine over xine-ui?

Heck if I know. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought gxine was just another front end to Xine, like xine-ui.
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« Reply #200 on: February 13, 2008, 05:08:20 pm »

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought gxine was just another front end to Xine, like xine-ui

So far as I know, that's true. But I think gxine also has a browser plugin.
That is handled by the mplayer pliugin in VL.
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« Reply #201 on: February 14, 2008, 03:35:57 pm »

Caitlyn is right... the reviewer does seem to run his mouth before checking the facts...
ndl

I actually was referring to the commenter.  He was at Red Hat the same time I was and I remember his posts on the various internal mailing lists.  I also remember his negative comments about VL 5.8 SOHO when I reviewed it.  I disagreed and he seemed to believe that endless repetition was a way to win an argument.  Not with me, it isn't.

Oh well... he had a good grasp of technical issues and he's sharp.  He just lacks social skills. 
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« Reply #202 on: February 18, 2008, 04:40:33 am »

VL 5.9 Light Beta gets a paragraph and a screenshot on the latest Distrowatch Weekly - Issue 240
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20080218#news

I see an error in the paragraph: VL Std is mistakenly called VL Basic.
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« Reply #203 on: February 19, 2008, 02:40:15 pm »

Beranger surveys XFCE-based distros, gives pros and cons, includes VL
http://beranger.org/index.php?page=diary&2008/02/19/12/07/29-choosing-an-xfce-based-distro
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« Reply #204 on: February 19, 2008, 07:04:05 pm »

VL is listed as having "restricted multimedia ability out of the box" (as are many other distros in the listing). Really? Have I fallen out of the multimedia loop? Haven't spent much time in 5.9-land, but I've done it all in 5.8...I think Wink Multimedia-wise, anyway!
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nubcnubdo
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« Reply #205 on: February 19, 2008, 07:10:28 pm »

He is saying that VL will play "restricted multimedia" out of the box.
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« Reply #206 on: February 20, 2008, 07:21:28 am »

vasmcc and vpackager get a line in it... kool page Wink
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« Reply #207 on: February 21, 2008, 08:46:58 am »

Not sure this has been mentioned yet, but I found quick VL Review (written in spanish)
http://quebienteveo.es/2007/12/15/vectorlinux/
Something our Spanish-speaking users will enjoy reading...

Google can also translate for us... not exactly 100% accurate, but you'd get the idea
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://quebienteveo.es/2007/12/15/vectorlinux/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=5&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DVectorLinux%2Bvpackager%26start%3D60%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26pwst%3D1

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« Reply #208 on: March 01, 2008, 08:48:34 pm »

Dont know whether to write this here or not, nor do I know whether any one has posted this already; but I prefer some easy installation steps to get VL onto pen drive. I have a thought in mind to put the whole thing in a Pen drive.
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nubcnubdo
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« Reply #209 on: March 25, 2008, 04:51:26 am »

honorable mention: I wonder where he gets his distro ranking info?
http://biguncledave.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/linux-distros-that-could-take-the-lead-soon/
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