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LinuxFocus: Approaching Vector Linux

Sep 24, 2000, 23:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sujan Swearingen)

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"In this article we re-examine the versatility of Linux. Our study focuses on a pseudo "mini" distribution of Linux known as Vectorlinux. Its homepage claims: "THE BEST LIL LINUX DISTRO YOU HAVE EVER USED". I decided to put that claim to the test by installing the distribution onto a machine that was running a base install of muLinux Linux. The actual installation of Vectorlinux required some very interesting partitioning techniques with several disk utilities. The result, however, yielded a very capable system."

"Most current distributions of Linux utilize CD-ROM technology as the method of file delivery. Therefore, a diffiiculty arises when attempting to install a distribution onto a limited capacity computer without CD-ROM capabilities. While some distributions do provide file sizes that are writable to floppy disk, they either lack several important features, provide a less recent kernel version, or lack compatibility with current development trends. The ground-up approach of Vectorlinux addresses these concerns by removing enough excess to build upon the functional aspects of the OS."

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