XYZComputing reviews VectorLinux, and concludes: “VectorLinux is definitely going places. This distribution made a very good impression on me during the time I have spent with it and it will be remaining on my desktop for some time to come. Though it is not really one of the better known Linux distributions it appears to be growing due to its speed and capability.”
Review: VectorLinux SOHO 5.1.1
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2006-03-02 2:52 pmchemical_scum
Yeah ! – He writes a six page review and still doesn’t know what DE he is using. What a plonker.
2006-03-02 4:54 pmDark_Knight
Screenshots of the various desktops that come with the Vector Linux 5.1 can be seen here http://www.vectorlinux.com/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=10&page_id=10
Edited 2006-03-02 16:57
2006-03-02 5:12 pmchemical_scum
Hey they’ve got e17 there in the screenshots of desktops that come with Vector Linux 5.1. The moron that wrote the original review didn’t mention that. It is almost tempting me to try it out.
Like so many other desktop Linux users I like to change my distribution every few months.
Becasue we’re using Linux. You know, it’s a process when you code/do music/do graphics/admin networks and not play with icons.
TBH, I don’t know a single person who’s swiching distribution once they’ve found one that server it’s purpose.
2006-03-02 10:52 pmraver31
Here’s one…. ME !
I have been using Mandrake since version 8, right through until Mandriva 2006.
At first 2006 was perfect, but it was “wobbly”. I cannot put my finger on it. It never gave me any problems, and everything I wanted on it was there, it just appeared sluggish to start a program.
It was not slow, but there appeared to be maybe half a second delay on starting an app. Maybe it was just my perception, because, like I said, 2006 gave me no trouble.
Anyway, I got Suse 10 (full production version), free on a magazine, and decided to give it a blast.
Now, as anyone knows, changing Linux versions is just a matter of booting from CD/DVD and following menus, and since /home is on its own partition, all my personal stuff remains…. no formatting and loosing stuff here..
I have never liked Suse in the past, it was always SLOW and Yast is a dog. Plus there is a load of messing around to get MP3/DivX/DVD to play etc etc……
but, this was the full production version. Most of that was already taken care of, and it has SMART and YUM so no problem getting everything else.
My Freecom DVB stick worked in Kaffeine. This is the first Linux that has done that out of the box… maybe as it uses kernel 2.6.13, but still nice not to have to mess around with drivers etc like under Windows.
I will stick with Suse 10 though, it is very fast does everything I need in a desktop system.
Now, if only Suse would drop Yast and take on the Mandriva DRAK tools. What a distro that would make
2006-03-02 3:53 pmSartoris
Thanks for the link. These screenshots actually show KDE being used and not XFCE.
2006-03-02 5:03 pmchemical_scum
Yeah – nice to see how it looks in comparison KDE to XFce
PS I used to run XFce 4.0 with the GNOME panel and with ROX managing the desktop and it all skinned to look like a regular GNOME. I now run a more or less regular GNOME desktop but using Openbox as my WM.
Edited 2006-03-02 17:06
2006-03-02 9:22 pmSartoris
XFCE 4.0 will soon have Thunar to replace XFFM, ROX, or Nautilus. http://thunar.xfce.org/index.html
I actually thought Vector used XFCE by default. Maybe I am thinking of another slackware-based distro.
2006-03-02 10:46 pmeosp
Slax Popcorn Edition uses it.
I believe Vector have a logo. No need to use Slack one. I think it’s not quite fair.
2006-03-02 8:15 pmchocloman
yeah ,you’re right, maybe vector is a slack based distro, but nowadays it has it’s own style and “philosophy”. Please use it’s logo instead of slackware’s one, let’s be fair.
I don’t want to be mean, but I don’t think you should be writing a review if you can’t figure out what DE you’re using.
am more of an ubuntu fan, is there any apt-get like functionality in vectorlinux? how bout easyubuntu like app?
Edited 2006-03-03 03:11
2006-03-03 8:34 amalcibiades
Basically yes, since its slackware. Slapt-get. Never used it though. Also Vector has its own repositories,
All of the screenshots that were posted were of XFCE 4, not a customized KDE as was stated in the review.
Edited 2006-03-02 14:15