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evil3D.net: Vector Linux 1.8 [Review]

Jan 31, 2001, 07:38 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Been looking for a quick and tight Linux distribution for your gaming box? Me too! And Vector Linux just might fit the bill. Utilizing the 2.2.17 kernel, Vector Linux sports i586 optimizations and a small footprint (how does 170MB fully installed sound?). Included in the 1.8 version is a full compliment of desktop tools, a GUI, and development tools. web tools, and networking tools. As an added bonus Vector Linux (henceforth, VL for short) can use just about any package format (rpm, deb, slp, etc.). Sounds good so far, but is it for real? I was certainly a disbeliever. How could they pack all of that into a mere 170MB when the big names are eating up over a gigabyte of space at least?"

"The web page pimped VL as a great distro for older hardware so, I put it to the test. I fired up my old P200 system with the VL CD in the drive and let it rip...."

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