"Vector Linux is happy to announce that version 3.2 is available
for download or purchase from the firm's online CD Store.
This release, based on Slackware 8.1 with several modifications
to the installation and setup, brings Slackware to the uninformed
Perhaps you have tried Slackware in the past but stayed away do
to the complexity of the install or setup. Vector Linux has
achieved a completely bloat-free, fast and furious version of
Slackware that's easy to install and extremely easy to
"Vector Linux 3.2 is based on the 2.4.20 Linux kernel and
Glibc-2.2.5. XFree-4.2.1 and XFree-3.3.6 are available GUI options,
but not mandatory.
This release includes the brand new KDE 3.1 desktop, Ximian's
Evolution PIM and e-mail client and Open Office.org 1.0.2.
MadPenguin.org: A Quickie Review of the Vector Linux 3.2
"My point, as it pertains to Vector, is that I presume it to be
a friendly Slack, and I can only hope that their users will treat
each other with respect... and I really think they will. This is a
friendly version of the distro and that can only spawn a decent
breed of users. After all, you are what you eat.
"On to my impression of Vector...
"First impressions are important, especially when a Linux
distribution is concerned. I'm not stating that I need an easy or
simple installation, but I prefer it to be clear. Sometimes
developers get caught up in making things look pretty and really
mess things up. Slackware and Debian have pretty good installers.
They aren't pretty, but they really get the job done. Vector has
taken the Slack installer and made it tons better. The main thing
that impressed me was the fact that after I chose the XFree
version, I was able to graphically set up and test the X server.
Beautifully implemented feature if you ask me..."
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