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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This announcement
by detto on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 15:33 UTC
detto
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2007-11-25

reads as if it's just plain bad marketing with no real information.

It's again another GUI installer, hooray...we don't have enough already.
Repository with more than 1000 packages. Mh,.. doesn't sound much to me at all, more like the opposite.
Then comes the usual we're-the-fastest-distro-on-planet-and-exceeded-even-our-own-goals-BL A adorned with a bunch of super marvelous stable fast adjectives.

So far, the only good thing I read in this announcement seems to be the good localization.

There's just nothing mentioned that would make this distro anything more attractive special or different to for example Ubuntu.
I'll therefore check their page about more infos and features but doubt that I'll ever try this one out. .. For what?!

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RE: This announcement
by raver31 on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 16:27 in reply to "This announcement"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

reads as if it's just plain bad marketing with no real information.

It's again another GUI installer, hooray...we don't have enough already.
Repository with more than 1000 packages. Mh,.. doesn't sound much to me at all, more like the opposite.
Then comes the usual we're-the-fastest-distro-on-planet-and-exceeded-even-our-own-goals-BL A adorned with a bunch of super marvelous stable fast adjectives.

So far, the only good thing I read in this announcement seems to be the good localization.

There's just nothing mentioned that would make this distro anything more attractive special or different to for example Ubuntu.
I'll therefore check their page about more infos and features but doubt that I'll ever try this one out. .. For what?!



Clearly you have missed the point of Vectorlinux in the first place.
It is not a replacement for Ubuntu, or anything else for that matter.
The idea for Vectorlinux is to make a fast Slackware based distro, and in that they are probably the best.
If you have an old PC, like a P3 500mhz with 256MB ram for example, Vectorlinux makes this a delight to use, faster than XP on the same setup.

Someone said there is only 1000 packages in the repository, so what ? there are thousands more in the main Slackware repository, which is what Vectorlinux is 100% compatible with.

Take your own advice and read the docs on the site.

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RE[2]: This announcement
by detto on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 16:38 in reply to "RE: This announcement"
detto Member since:
2007-11-25

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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