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Old 05-16-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
textillis
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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
 
Old 05-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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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

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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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
 
Old 05-16-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-17-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
textillis
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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.
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
 
Old 05-18-2013, 07:32 AM   #6
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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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