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textillis 05-16-2013 09:39 AM

VL 64-bit v.7 available as torrent?
 
Hi folks,
I tried to get VL twice today and the second time I got fatal error alert just as it finished d.loading (what I had thought to be a successful torrent transfer) telling me that "something illegal..." had happened (it flashed up and was gone to quickly for me to read it)

After wasting a gig in downloading nothing, i renounced the plan altogether.

In short, I am struggling with slackware (which I would love to tame eventually) and am looking for a slackware-like system with the following characteristics:

1. fast
2. Xfce (no KDE please)
3. codecs-enabled
4. flash-enabled in browser
5. vim
6. latex, and, crucially:
7. CLI-oriented, so that I am forced, or let's say, encouraged forcibly, to use it

I don't feel like wasting another gig in trying to get VL, so,

Question:
1. can someone steer me to a reliable torrent for VL, OR,
2. towards a system which resembles my dream box outlined above in steps 1-7

thx in antiss,
Tex

hilyard 05-16-2013 09:54 AM

I use VLocity and it fits your description very well;
ftp or http work just fine -- why does a torrent have to be used?

BTW, I am on a friend's machine which uses salentos, a non-Canonical ubuntu clone with razorqt

textillis 05-16-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hilyard (Post 4952446)
I use VLocity and it fits your description very well;
ftp or http work just fine -- why does a torrent have to be used?

BTW, I am on a friend's machine which uses salentos, a non-Canonical ubuntu clone with razorqt

Thanks.
I'll check out VLocity.
(Torrent? because it is the only way i can obtain a decent d.load rate where I am)

regs,
tex

hilyard 05-16-2013 11:01 PM

FYI it appears no torrent is available to download the distro in question. A person
may want to make use of a download manger like DownThemAll and let it go while sleeping, if this is possible -- had to do it with hughesnet at one time.:mad:

textillis 05-17-2013 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hilyard (Post 4952852)
FYI it appears no torrent is available to download the distro in question. A person
may want to make use of a download manger like DownThemAll and let it go while sleeping, if this is possible -- had to do it with hughesnet at one time.:mad:

thanks kindly Hilyard!
I ended up nabbing it after all, using seamonkey's inbuilt dload manager.
Now I have lilo problems ie: getting VL installed alongside slackware;
and connection problems: VL doesn't want to "see" my e353 huawei wireless dongle.

But thanks for the response and I'll be seeing you around i'm sure, as I really liked the look and feel of Vlocity
cheers,
tex

hilyard 05-18-2013 07:32 AM

Even though SOLVED, as a recommendation regarding boot, I installed GRUB2 to the MBR lastly then, on next boot, became root and typed in the command
PHP Code:

grub-mkconfig -/boot/grub/grub.cfg 

to get my dual-boot to function as wanted.

BTW, glad you like VLocity, amigo!


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