Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 13th Apr 2012 02:48 UTC
Linux VectorLinux is one of those useful but lesser-known Linux distros. It's been around since 1999 and I've used it since 2006, off and on, in the role of a secondary OS. Now, with the disruptive changes Ubuntu forces on its user base with each new release, I've found myself increasingly attracted to Vector's stability and convenience. This article introduces "VL" to those who may not be familiar with it.
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RE: Frequency of Updates?
by lemur2 on Fri 13th Apr 2012 08:51 UTC in reply to "Frequency of Updates?"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I can live with a distro not being a rolling one like arch, gentoo or SUSE tumbleweed, but FOSS changes a a dramatic pace, I need to stay some what current with developments.


Slackware is traditionally a KDE distribution. It would seem that a good KDE distribution is increasingly being sought after by users:

http://www.muktware.com/articles/3518/kde-voted-most-popular-deskto...

If you want the latest KDE desktop within a distro based on Slackware:

http://www.slackel.gr/slackelmulti/xoops20171/htdocs/modules/pico4/...

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07200

This features the newly-released Calligra Suite 2.4.

It seems to have better tools for package management, as a bonus:

The graphical Salix system tools are present too, making administrative tasks easy for everyone. Package management, as always, is done using slapt-get and its graphical frontend Gslapt. Sourcery (from salix), a new graphical tool for managing and installing packages from SlackBuilds is included. This is a graphical frontend to slapt-src and complements gslapt, the default graphical package manager.

Edited 2012-04-13 08:55 UTC

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