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Old 03-05-2006, 07:59 AM   #1
an0maly
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Vectorlinux vs. red-hat-based (FC)


Hi
Who can give me at least 3 reasons why i should use vector instead FC ...
I got used to gentoo on the lap, but i need now some distro for the desktop-pc... so what do you think ?
Mandrivia - no, dont like it
SuSE - NO
Debian - too big for my actual needs
Vector - actualy no knowledge, so gimme some hints
Slack - nope, too many haks needed, i want a light-installation

SLC - cern wants a machine registration (no)

So, i am open for every suggestion, but my main threat bases on why i should get vector and not fc ?
thanks

regards, an0maly
 
Old 03-05-2006, 08:28 AM   #2
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I've never used Vector, but I have to say I've never liked Fedora. I've had better luck with any other distro then I have with Fedora. It seems to me like there isn't enough support and there are far too many bugs.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 08:32 AM   #3
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I've never used Vector, but I have to say I've never liked Fedora. I've had better luck with any other distro then I have with Fedora. It seems to me like there isn't enough support and there are far too many bugs.
sounds great, just tell me a little about what distros you used.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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Well, unfortunately most the distros that I like the best are ones that you don't like. Personally my all time favorite is SUSE. SUSE is so easy to use, most of the configuration that you use will have a GUI in YaST. I've also use Slackware, but I'm a Slack newbie so I don't know much about it. One that you didn't mention however, is Ubuntu. Ubuntu is Debian based, but it's really good; it's very stable, easy to use, and there is plenty of documentation. Seeing that you don't like the others, I would give Ubuntu a try.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 07:52 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by an0maly
Hi
I got used to gentoo on the lap, but i need now some distro for the desktop-pc... so what do you think ?
Slack - nope, too many haks needed, i want a light-installation
So this is the first time I am seeing some one who uses Gentoo on their notebook, but considers slack to be too much of a hack
 
Old 03-29-2006, 12:06 PM   #6
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Good Question

I use Gentoo on my laptop too... right now, in fact. I also run Gentoo on my desktop, but likewise am searching for something to move to. I tried Arch on the laptop first (which the rt2500 driver choaked on a GCC4 compiled system - I tested with gcc 3.5 and it worked until I tried to send data), but got a good feel for it.

Since most Gentoo uses like Arch, I'd have to say Arch. For me, the most important thing is an analog to "emerge --depclean" and pacman has this.

As for VectorLinux, I installed that on an old P300/64Mb laptop, and it runs well and nice, but is not bleeding edge, and does not contain Koffice in the repositories (while I installed koffice/Slack on the laptop I used, this prevents my using it as a desktop system, as it likely would you) which seem small and to rely on Slackware too much for my taste.

Ultimately, IMO what you (and I want) is a fast, light system with depclean support (which vector doesn't have) which is fairly stable and up-to-date. Thus, either Arch or Slack (after installing slapt) would work - although you say you don't want to use Slack.

Still, you asked a question I have not answered - here goes.

Why use Vector:
Fast
No XGB (I hate XGB)
slapt
Lightweight
Not Fedora (I'm biased)

Why use FC:
XGB
Huge repository
yum
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:16 AM   #7
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VectorLinux is basically Slack, but it has been fine-tuned and hacked for a desktop. Although it is fast, it contains virtually everything you would want in a distro. Its repository is not huge, but does contain many useful addons. This is what I use for my laptop. Their forum is very warm with usually quick friendly response times. I enjoy it, because it has a sizable team, yet modest enough to contribute to the project.

I also found Ubuntu a very inviting distro. It's kind of what Vector did to Slackware, this did to Debian. While Vector fine-tuned and built upon the stability and speed of Slackware, Ubuntu created a very user friendly environment with a major focus on the huge package repository - the hallmark of Debain. For new users, this is an awesome distro.

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