Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Two on Vector Linux 3.2 Release

Feb 07, 2003, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

PR: Vector Linux 3.2 Released

[ Thanks to Tony Brijeski for this release. ]

"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 masses.

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 configure.

"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.

For more information, visit the Vector Linux Web site.

MadPenguin.org: A Quickie Review of the Vector Linux 3.2 Release

"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..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: