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VectorLinux 5.9 Live
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2 26452 01-19-2009
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0



Description: This is the final release for 5.9 Standard Live. Also installed in these live editions are vmklive, a live remastering tool that makes live CD remastering easy for everyone. These live CDs include browser plugins, SeaMonkey, Firefox and Opera, the newest Xfce desktop, The Gimp, AbiWord and Gnumeric, vasm and vl-hot, wireless drivers and configuration tools, support for read and write to NTFS, and lots of fun and games.


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Old 10-09-2008, 06:50 AM   #1
honeybadger
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Distribution: Slackware (mainly) and then a lot of others...
Posts: 847

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: very very fast
Cons: dont know of any really.......



Hi there,

This is a very good distro. A must have for anyone whois intrested in linux. You can compile your kernel too. That was amazing. Works good with my really old hardware.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
bitsync
 
Registered: Jan 2009
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Very Light Weight, Fast, Good Balance of Functionality
Cons: Kernel Source may be corrupt in some cases


I just finished installing Vector Linux on an older machine (PIII 333mhz, 128Meg Ram) and it ran much smoother than the Windows 98 that was on there previously. The distro is fairly straight forward to install and recognized almost all of the hardware. I also installed it on my laptop with similar ease. I like the idea of a light foot print. My only problem with Vector Linux is when I tried to build a modem driver to support my softmodem (the only piece of hardware that didn't work out of the box) I had trouble with the Kernel source. For whatever reason the distro seems to have a corrupt kernel with certain Makefile symbolic links pointing at non-existent files. Possibly I got a bad copy but it seems more likely that there are a few issues with the Kernel source that ships with the Vector distro. I downloaded a fresh kernel source from kernels.org and the compile worked fine. Byte for byte, Vector is well worth the download.
 




  



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