Vine Linux 5.1 review
Mar 02, 2010, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Vine Linux is a Japanese, RPM-based, multi-purpose
distribution. It is developed and maintained by Vinecaves, and
it’s based on an earlier version of Fedora. It is one of
those distributions that excludes non-free (proprietary)
applications from its default installation. Unlike similar
distributions, however, it has developed a smart method to make
installing non-free applications very easy. This is a review of
version 5.1, which was released last week. This also marks the
first listing of Vine Linux on this site.
"Installation – Vine Linux uses the Anaconda installation
program. The installation process is very similar to that of older
versions of Fedora. There is support for setting up RAID and LVM.
LVM is the default disk partitioning scheme, with ext3 as the
default journaling file system. Actually, ext3 is the only
journaling file system supported. GRUB Legacy (version 0.97) is the
only bootloader option."