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First Look: VectorLinux 6.0 beta 2

Dec 15, 2008, 06:05 (0 Talkback[s])

"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."

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