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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2006, 05:31:56 pm »

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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2006, 12:50:34 am »
Agreed...nice review. Anyone wanting to see the install dialog graphics should be pointed to this article. Perhaps a subtle issue with the text-based installer is that it takes less space on the CD so there is more room for the "good" stuff. Also anyone who istalled Windows 3.x or NT will not be intimidated by the limited graphics of a TUI install.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2006, 03:39:07 pm »
http://distrocenter.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/12/21/166220

A very nice review of 5.8, though some things surprise me, like no OOorg on the repo, and no automounting in KDE? Also, he seems to have found Dropline Gnome on this Forum, rather than Freerock?

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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2006, 07:02:38 pm »
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...an attractive OS for those who just want to browse the Web...

??? ???  ???

The reviewer clearly needs to take a second look at VL 5.8.  Vector Linux ships with many tools (such as GCC) that are far beyond "just browsing the web."  Vector Linux ships with these tools by default, along with many other tools for more "hard-core" Linuxers, such as Midnight Commander and Lynx.

Vector Linux does the same things as other distros, but with 1/4 the bloat, 1/2 the work, and 2x the speed!

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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2006, 07:16:31 pm »
Vector Linux ships with many tools (such as GCC) that are far beyond "just browsing the web."
I was just thinking along those same lines...
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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2006, 06:18:20 am »
Some of the people who have replied to the otherwise quite positive review have been quite snotty about some of the features, like including non-free stuff and "an ugly theme" - Is it just me or are some of the replies from people who have beefs not directed at Vector in particular but certain ideas in general?  It is a shame but in the Linux world some people are relentlessly negative about everyone else other than their own favoured distro.

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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2006, 07:07:53 am »
Some of the people who have replied to the otherwise quite positive review have been quite snotty about some of the features, like including non-free stuff and "an ugly theme" - Is it just me or are some of the replies from people who have beefs not directed at Vector in particular but certain ideas in general?  It is a shame but in the Linux world some people are relentlessly negative about everyone else other than their own favoured distro.

Indeed...probably gNewSense users / Stallmanites....
Setting a new theme is only a few clicks away. Besides, which users of other distros stick to the default theme forever anyway, even if it is appealing?

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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2006, 09:00:11 am »
It is a shame but in the Linux world some people are relentlessly negative about everyone else other than their own favoured distro.

IMO this is the rate-limiting factor for linux in the desktop market.
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2006, 09:26:15 am »
Indeed, how incredibly selfish it is of those programmers to give their software away in such a manner! ::)
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« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2006, 01:43:35 pm »
Some of the people who have replied to the otherwise quite positive review have been quite snotty about some of the features, like including non-free stuff and "an ugly theme" - Is it just me or are some of the replies from people who have beefs not directed at Vector in particular but certain ideas in general?  It is a shame but in the Linux world some people are relentlessly negative about everyone else other than their own favoured distro.

Indeed...probably gNewSense users / Stallmanites....
Setting a new theme is only a few clicks away. Besides, which users of other distros stick to the default theme forever anyway, even if it is appealing?


In general I agree all the software in an ideal world would be free in free speech, however this is the real world.  Computers are tools, and if you can't use them to the fullest then you will switch to methods that enable you to do so.  Yes we should support efforts to create decent gpl compliant 3d accelerated graphics drivers for all cards etc. but we are not their yet.  For me Vector is well balanced, it gives me the tools to use my computer to the full.  That is as it should be.   I have the freedom to change things I don't like or to remove software that offends my ethics.  And full info is given before you download.

Any way back to Vector 5.8, its great, downloaded a few things, am now migrating to this as my main distro.  Looks great and works well on this machine.  Installed Nvidia drivers and its all working well :-)  This is an Athlon running at 1.3GHz, with 256 MB RAM.  Nothing special and it flies.  Also works well on my lower spec 733MHz Compaq with an intel onboard shared graphics and 128 MB RAM.... though can't get 3d acceleration running on that (but only old versions of Mandarke ever managed that).

Again congratulations to all concerned, another very usable distro.

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2006, 07:42:02 pm »
VL 5.8 standard was announced at desktoplinux.com today. See the announcement here: http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3173867971.html

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« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2007, 02:38:57 pm »
TechieMoe at LinuxForums is a long time linux user, and has taken up the hobby of every now and then reviewing (maybe more like ranting) about a distro, from the common user's perspective: "Does is install easily?"; "Can I play my music and watch videos?"; "Whats its overall performace?"; "What extras are included (eg: dev tools, and kernel-src)?"; "Will it just work out-of-the-box?".
Then the rating is in penguins. VL 5.8 got 4,5/5 penguins  ;)

http://www.techiemoe.com/tech/vectorstd58.htm

this is pretty good, because most distros will lose points simply if lots manual configuration has to be done, or if they rely to heavily on the internet to get things going (eg: Ubunto), and normaly don't ever go over 3 or 4 penguins maximum.  :)


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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2007, 03:05:55 pm »
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the rating is in penguins. VL 5.8 got 4,5/5 penguins

More precisely, we got 3,5 out of 4 penguins. Which is slightly less.
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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2007, 03:10:00 pm »
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the rating is in penguins. VL 5.8 got 4,5/5 penguins

More precisely, we got 3,5 out of 4 penguins. Which is slightly less.

Yeah...well, still only 0.5 from the top.
Not many get that much.  ;)

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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2007, 11:11:08 pm »
TechieMoe is only reporting what the VL community at large already knew. Hopefully a lot of people will read the review and come to VL. If they do they probably won't go elsewhere after that.
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