The Vector Linux crew is pleased to announce the release of VectorLinux Soho v5.0 – a feature-rich full-sized Linux Distribution.Complementing a fresh new look to the desktop, some of the most important changes in VL5 are under the hood, featuring huge improvements in VASM (the system administration utility) and the addition of VLAPT (the first generation of a package management system with dependency tracking, based on Slapt-get). The installer has also been rewritten with improved hardware detection and package selection and the init routine has been reworked to dramatically cut boot time by about 50%.
VL Soho 5.0 is based on the recently released Slackware 10.1. This means a very fine-tuned distro with Slack’s rock-solid base and the most up to date stable packages available.
That just broke the deal
You can easily put 2.6.10 on it with the package tools.
This is slackware with a different background…. wow that’s a great initative.
How about making intelligent software instead of constantly repackage something which already exists in 100 different flavours?
A whole bunch of things come to mind, but how about starting with something comparable with Indesign (No scribus is hardly an option)…
Slackware is compiled for i486 with i686 optimizations, does anybody know what architecture or flags is Vector compiled for/with? Can Dropline Gnome be installed in Vector? Did anyone ever made the switch from Slack to Vector? I’m not shure I would ever be able to leave my slack station
I have both Slackware and Vector Linux on my PC now . Vector Linux is really fast , maybe one of the fastest Linux distros (faster on my machine than Yoper). And it is based on Slack so it is expected to be as stable as it or almost as it . The difference is that in Vector you have to bother less for some apps like OOo , Digital camera tool , k3b and many others . There are configuration tools too . And Gnome is missing . But I am turnig to a some kind of a KDE guy . So I am not missing Gnome in Vector Linux. And I do not need to switch . I just love both of them and Yoper of course . And let them cohabit on my hard drive . Last night I installed Slackware 10.1 . What a pleasure …
Oh dear. Time for me to download another one. I’ve been averaging one a day lately
The more distros the better.
With more distros the chances of really good distro ideas is increased.
I am glad this finally came through.Use 4.3 and I like it.
Though I use slackware for its small install and cd count and I see no need to change it I would like start a “based on slackware” distro that could be pushed more towards home use. I think Vector is doing a good job but still lacks in some areas. Though I know I will catch flack for this but …it would nice to see more of GUI install and other things like a possible frontend for package managment and what have you. I do agree with the first poster though on the fact that I would like to see more inovation in distro’s instead of “based on”.
Yet to that I say what better distro to base a system on than Slackware cause Pat is the man
Distrowatch has a page listing 28 distros that are based on Slackware.
But I guess Vector is the leader of this pack because they have lots of experience. Vector’s stocks-in-trade are VASM system configuration GUI and Slapt-get package management with GUI frontend. And, oh yes, it’s optimized for speed. In my experience, Vector Linux is a small distro that is characterized by its good-humoured community and they maintain very newbie-friendly forums. Remember, Linux is all about having fun!
What’s your Vector, Victor?
is vector free ??
I hardly think so. The more Linux distros, the more confusion and the more time spent on just making things work together. My opinion is that Linux would be better off with let’s say 200 or 300 less distros.
Re: RE:So basically
By Anonymous (IP: —.cm-upc.chello.se) – Posted on 2005-02-22 18:55:52
I hardly think so. The more Linux distros, the more confusion and the more time spent on just making things work together. My opinion is that Linux would be better off with let’s say 200 or 300 less distros.>>
wrong!, plenty of distros are not the problem, find ONE distro that works best for you and stick with it, on the other hand if you have plenty of disk space for testing (dualboot) other distros then you can do that too…
There are lots of distros,true… but remember…
Many distributions are task specific or offer language support that no comercial os can offer as easilly or as acssesible as this many distros can…
And there’s more to it than that… options are important…
The final 5.0 SOHO release still suffers from the video issue that I talked about in the review of RC2.
Currently I’m running Slackware 10.1, but I’ve heard a lot of good things from Vector Linux. Has anybody switched from Slack to Vector? If so, could you please post your experiences on:
1. Stablility. This is the number one thing for me. Downtime means losing money and that’s not an option for me or my boss.
2. Security. Another VERY important thing. Since it’s based on Slack, I hope they haven’t changed the settings too much.
3. Speed. Although I’m running on a fairly new PC (KDE 3.3 maxed out works just fine), I don’t want the distro bogging me down too much (like *cough*Red Hat*cough*).
Anonymous wrote: “A whole bunch of things come to mind, but how about starting with something comparable with Indesign (No scribus is hardly an option)…
Before commenting, perhaps you should have read the Announcement page first. Among the applications included and listed there is Scribus 1.2, along with several web development applications.
I used SOHO 3.2 for a while and loved it, except for having trouble getting my printer and Zip drive to coexist peacefully. It was fast and the developers were usually pretty quick to respond to questions, problems, and requests for additional applications.
Hmmm. . . might be time to take another look.
INcluding SCribus and improving scribus is 2 different ball games.
Problem is that so many linux users seem obsessed by package management in 1000 different versions and making their own distros. Why not try to make decent software instead?