Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 12:59 UTC, submitted by Robert Lange
Slackware, Slax VectorLinux 6.0 has been released. "The final release of VectorLinux 6.0 (code name 'Voyager') is now available. This release is a major milestone in the ten year history of Vectorlinux. With the unbridled enthusiasm of a community gone wild, we have forged our very own stable GUI installer and our repository now hosts over a thousand packages. VectorLinux is the fastest Linux desktop in it's class. We have exceeded our original goals of VectorLinux 6.0 and produced a beautiful, full featured stable desktop for a rocket fueled experience. The main desktop is based on Xfce-4.4.3 with a custom theme and artwork again unique to VectorLinux. LXDE is installed as a secondary desktop option. Much work has been done on localization and we know users from all over the globe will find VectorLinux a stellar experience."
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RE[2]: This announcement
by detto on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE: This announcement"
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As I said I'll check the feature list and see what it really is about.
Still this announcement reads like … yeah not that good.

I never claimed this to be a replacement for Ubuntu. If anything the announcemenet itself likes to be read this way.

I'll just add that if a lower end machine can run Xubuntu and Vector with about the same performance, there would be no need at all for this distribution or would there be anything? I mean positive things like easier mainteance or package installation (both seem to be superior in Xubuntu).

And before anybody tells me about Slackware's benefits ... ;) I was a Slack user for 3 years myself now and still love it. I just can't see the reason in so many distributions that claim to be special and are just again DistroX but this time with feature Y added.

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