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Old 05-12-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
jklslvch
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gentoo, zenlive or vector?


Hey i tried Ubuntu, installed KDE on it too. it was ok but i didnt really like it it was kinda slow on my comp (Pentium 3 - 384 RAM).

Iv been looking around and am considering downloading one of these:

Gentoo, ZenLive, Vector Linux SOHO

wich ones have you tried and how do you think each one would run? (faster, slower, normal)

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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Try them all and make your own evaluation. Add Slackware 11 to your list.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #3
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The problem is that the internet is sloooowwww. So i dont want to be having to download all of them.
 
Old 05-14-2007, 08:16 AM   #4
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Well I'm trying Vector at the moment on my old PC (Celeron 433MHz with 192 RAM and a 8MB Graphics).I'm usind the standard edition wich has XFCE as a DE instead of KDE (SOHO edition).
Well this distro kicks mighty ass Even on that configuration it's quite responsive-I mean for example I'm not able to watch new divx movies on my WinXP but on Vector it's no problem. I'm about to give a try to Zenwalk aswell;so I can later pick one of them for good.I'm even considering replacing the Debian I have on my shiny new laptop for one of those.
Vector is quite n00b friendly (well,for a slack based distro at least)and their official forum is very helpful.But you should wait some time as the final version is about to come out (currently is 5.8 SOHO RC3)-assuming you want to try the SOHO edition.
And also Zenwalk has just put out 4.6 Beta2-so just wait a litlle bit longer for final releases on both. But Gentoo 2007.0 has jut popped out from development so try that one in this time.
Oh yeah if you choose to try Vector don't be affraid of the text installer-it's quite simple as a matter of fact.
Haven't tried Gentoo tho,so I can't comment on that one.
 
Old 05-14-2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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Well I'm trying Vector at the moment on my old PC (Celeron 433MHz with 192 RAM and a 8MB Graphics).I'm usind the standard edition wich has XFCE as a DE instead of KDE (SOHO edition).
Well this distro kicks mighty ass Even on that configuration it's quite responsive-I mean for example I'm not able to watch new divx movies on my WinXP but on Vector it's no problem. I'm about to give a try to Zenwalk aswell;so I can later pick one of them for good.I'm even considering replacing the Debian I have on my shiny new laptop for one of those.
Vector is quite n00b friendly (well,for a slack based distro at least)and their official forum is very helpful.But you should wait some time as the final version is about to come out (currently is 5.8 SOHO RC3)-assuming you want to try the SOHO edition.
And also Zenwalk has just put out 4.6 Beta2-so just wait a litlle bit longer for final releases on both. But Gentoo 2007.0 has jut popped out from development so try that one in this time.
Oh yeah if you choose to try Vector don't be affraid of the text installer-it's quite simple as a matter of fact.
Haven't tried Gentoo tho,so I can't comment on that one.

I don't know ANYTHING about Gentoo so i'm going to download it and see how things go and learn a thing or 2 but between Vector Linux and ZenWalk i don't know which one to go for.... does Vector Linux also include all the packages i need to compile packages from source like ZenWalk???
 
  


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