"On previous releases they have succeeded very well with the
performance goal while having decidedly mixed results at best in
making it newcomer-friendly. This is the area where the developers
have made the most improvements in version 6.0.
"For this first look I used a pre-release copy of the 32-bit
edition of the second beta. A public release is waiting on a fix to
the installer and should be available this week. There is a 64-bit
edition as well, but it just had its first public alpha release
last week. In addition, VectorLinux Light, designed for older,
legacy and limited hardware, is currently at alpha 14.
"If you've read the development release announcements for
VectorLinux 6 on DistroWatch, you know that the developers are
touting a new GUI installer which was written from scratch.
Previous releases had an ncurses/text-based installer which is
still available for those who prefer it. A live CD is not available
at this time."