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"
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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RE[3]: This announcement
by raver31 on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 17:10 in reply to "RE[2]: This announcement"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Vector is around 2X or 3X faster than Xubuntu on the machine I quoted.
Vector has also got some click and go config, like wireless and soundcard configs for example.

I dont use Vector currently, but it is a pleasure on older hardware.

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RE[4]: This announcement
by detto on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 03:11 in reply to "RE[3]: This announcement"
detto Member since:
2007-11-25

Ok, if there is a definite performance gain it's a nice plus for sure. That combined with it's extra tools I was able to take a look at now make Vector quite an distro that speaks for itself. That's nice.

Still, my first statement concerning the announcement persists as it really is bad written imo. ;)

Nevermind though, it just my opinion you know.
Moving on..

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RE[3]: This announcement
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 02:14 in reply to "RE[2]: This announcement"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

You keep mentioning Xubuntu when talking about "speed" and distros that can run well on old hardware. The problem with that is, the Xubuntu guys don't exactly optimize their package selection and running daemons. Sure, it ships with the lighter Xfce by default, but it also has a not-so-good (performance-wise) selection of packages and unnecessary daemons running by default. Now, I'm no major Vector fan (I prefer Zenwalk and KateOS), although I do appreciate what they're doing. And when it comes to speed, Vector *is* up there with the fastest. Still though, I need to try the new, and see if some of my previous annoyances were solved. Comparing it to Xubuntu, though, is way off.

Edited 2009-02-23 02:18 UTC

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