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[News] VectorLinux 5.9, MEPIS 7.0, ZenEdu Live Officially Announced

  • Subject: [News] VectorLinux 5.9, MEPIS 7.0, ZenEdu Live Officially Announced
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 04:13:59 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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VectorLinux-5.9 standard final GOLD is under the tree!

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| The VectorLinux development team is proud to announce the release of 
| VectorLinux 5.9 final GOLD edition. 


A Holiday Present for Everybody: MEPIS 7.0 is Released

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| MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The isos for the 32 and 64 versions are 
| in the released directory at the MEPIS subscriber site and public mirrors. 
| MEPIS 7.0 offers up to date user applications delivered on top of a Debian 
| stable core.   


ZenEdu Live Special Edition

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| Zenwalk community, on the occasion of this festive season, is pleased to 
| offer you a Special Edition of ZenEdu Live. A LiveCD based on Zenwalk 
| snapshot and majoring on educational & fun contents which can be used 
| independently by educational institutions, families, students & children 
| alike.     


Some reviews below. They are all good and mature distributions.


Vector Linux 5.9-Pseudo64-0.1 -- Finally, 64-bit Vector

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| There’s a 64-bit version. There has never been a 64-bit version of Vector 
| Linux before. To me this is one more essential step towards Vector Linux 
| being taken seriously as a major distribution.  


VectorLinux - The Pefect Installation and Setup

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| The  VectorLinux Website is promising: “Speed, performance, stability -- 
| these are attributes that set VectorLinux apart in the crowded field of Linux 
| distributions. VectorLinux is a lighterweight, fast, Linux operating system 
| for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems and is based upon Slackware, one of the 
| original Linux distributions…”    
| Linux-Tip was testing the installation and usage of version 5.8 (Standard 
| Gold). 


Review: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard Edition 

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| Overall I'd rate Vector Linux as a very high quality distribution that easily 
| gains a spot on my short list of highly recommended distributions for new and 
| experienced users.  I give the developers huge props for creating a 
| distribution that takes one of the most powerful and complex distributions in 
| the world (Slackware) and turns it into a new users dream desktop.  This is 
| even a distro I would feel comfortable giving to my own mom, and that's 
| saying a lot.      


Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO - A Review

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| Those looking for a fast and powerful Slackware-based distribution, be sure 
| to check out this latest 5.8 SOHO installment of Vector Linux. 


VectorLinux 5.8 live CD GOLD final and SOHO-5.8 live alpha1

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| The VectorLinux team is proud to announce the release of VectorLinux
| 5.8 GOLD LIVE CD and the first SOHO-5.8 alpha live CD and DVD. 


VectorLinux SOHO: A better Slackware than Slackware

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| I've always admired VectorLinux for offering what I consider a 
| better Slackware than Slackware. It's beautiful and functional,
| and would work well for me in my home office. On the desktop it
| is an excellent distribution with no real problems.


VL-5.8 standard final is under the tree. Merry Christmas!! 

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| The Vector developement team is proud to announce the release of Vector
| Linux  5.8 Standard final, code named "Santa" (Merry Christmas!). This
| is the fruit that has resulted from several months of coding, debugging
| and testing by the core developement team and the Vector community.


Review: VectorLinux 5.8

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| I found VectorLinux to be an attractive OS for those who just want
| to browse the Web, watch DVDs and other video formats, and perform
| basic word processing.


New Release of a Cool Canadian Distro: Vector Linux 5.8

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| Conclusion
| Once you have Vector Linux installed, configured, and customized
| to your needs it?s an absolute pleasure to run. It?s fast and sleek
| and well thought out. Some features, such as those for managing
| WiFi connections and removable hardware, are absolutely second
| to none...


First look at VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO

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| VectorLinux is a distro that I tested only a couple of times before,
| but I was very impressed with the system. Then, as now, it was a
| pretty, complete, and stable alternative to heavier or more
| complicated offerings. It dresses up Slackware and adds needed
| functionality, yet remains true to the Slackware tradition.


Vector Linux - Chaucer's Beautiful Hag

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| I installed Vector Linux on an ancient HP vectra, a PII-450MHz box with
| 192MB RAM. 


Vector Linux Environmental Stewards 

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| I would like to extend my thanks and complements to everyone involved in
| making Vector Linux adaptable, flexible and user friendly. My Lions Club 
| sponsors a Computers for Kids program where we refurbish surplus computers, 
| load Vector as the OS
| [...]
| I don't claim to be a Linux expert or evangelist. We are just trying
| to give underprivileged kids in our community access to world class
| technology and a level playing field.


MEPIS 7.0-rc2: See Fedora

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| I tried MEPIS 6.0 and 6.5 a while back because it seemed like a good 
| distribution. The best of Ubuntu, Debian, and Knoppix all rolled into one 
| with some extra goodies a la Mint- who wouldn't want it? It turned out to be 
| a decent distribution, but a solid one at best.   
| All this is (hopefully- it's the last RC, but it's still just an RC) going to 
| change with version 7.0. 


Another Day Another Distro - Part 8 - SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 6

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| This time around I decided to try out another distribution I'd never used 
| before in the shape of MEPIS. I started off with simplyMEPIS 6.5 which seemed 
| a bit dated but luckily it was pointed out to me that 7.0 is due out very 
| soon. I noticed simplyMEPIS 7.0 AntiX had been released recently but it's a 
| lightweight distribution for older hardware and it's probably not fair to 
| compare that to the larger distros directly. I might look at lightweight 
| distros in their own right in future.       


MEPIS 7.0 Beta5: Improvements and OpenOffice 2.3

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| Good news for MEPIS users! The MEPIS documentation team has released a new 
| MEPIS User's manual under a Creative Commons License. With over 60 pages, the 
| manual covers many questions from installation, to network configuration, to 
| using applications.   


KDE 4.0 Beta 1 w/ MEPIS

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| The first beta of KDE 4.0 was released earlier this month and Warren Woodford 
| of the MEPIS project has now built a version of SimplyMEPIS 7 that is based 
| upon Debian Etch with the 32-bit and 64-bit KDE 4.0 Beta 1 packages.  


MEPIS releases KDE 4 Beta 1 Live DVDs

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| In a statement, Jos Poortvliet of the KDE Project said, "The KDE project is 
| happy to see MEPIS Linux leading the way in bringing the next-generation 
| desktop technology to their users. This decision of early adoption of KDE 4 
| by the MEPIS developers will ensure a premier KDE experience for the users. 
| We hope KDE 4 will be appreciated, and we look forward to the constructive 
| comments from the MEPIS community."     


SimplyMEPIS 6.5 - A Review

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| I have been very impressed by the entire SimplyMEPIS 6.5 operating 
| system. It was probably the best install experience I have ever had,
|  offers great response, and has an enjoyable interface. Personally, 
| I feel that this has been my best KDE experience thus far, even with 
| my previous use of PCLinuxOS 2007. You may not hear too much about 
| MEPIS when it comes to Linux news sites, but there is definitely a 
| good reason why there are so many users.


A first look at SimplyMEPIS 6.5

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| The final of SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is now out. You can either buy a
| subscription to the distribution from the SimplyMEPIS store or
| download a copy from one of the MEPIS mirrors.


SimplyMEPIS 6.5 Release Candidate 2 [screenshots]

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| The second release candidate for SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is now
| available. SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2 replaces QtParted with
| GParted, improvements to the MEPIS Xconfig assistant,
| and a fair amount of other changes beyond the original
| release candidate. SimplyMEPIS is another Ubuntu-based
| distribution.


SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC3 adds Beryl 0.2.0 Final and Installer Translations

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| SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC3 has been uploaded to the MEPIS subscribers
| pool and propagated to the public mirrors.


Review: SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC1

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| SimplyMEPIS 6.5 is definitely the coolest distribution I have
| reviewed so far. The eye candy is very sweet indeed, but more over
| it is put together well and simply works. I also like the fact
| it uses KDE instead of GNOME, but mainly for personal preference.


MEPIS founder clarifies MEPIS/Ubuntu relationship

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| Woodford [MEPIS]: Again it's a matter of what you mean by those words.
| Mark [Shuttleworth] and I talked it over before I switched to Ubuntu.
| He's clear that MEPIS is an independent distro. And yet, it is fair
| to say on the Ubuntu site that MEPIS is a derivative of Ubuntu,
| from the point of view that we use the Ubuntu packages. And we
| use them by choice, because they meet our needs and they're
| the best available. That reference at the Ubuntu site says
| that we endorse Ubuntu, and we do. 


MEPIS 7.0 Beta6: The Final Round of Updates

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| The first RC is scheduled to be released around Nov 10 and a second RC around 
| the 17th. Final is tentatively scheduled for Nov 24. 


Zenwalk Live 4.8: More Zen Power!

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| As a standard practice since Zenwalk Linux 2.6 (with the exception of 4.0), a 
| live CD for Zenwalk Linux will be released, usually 4 to 6 weeks after the 
| release of the standard Zenwalk Linux edition (the installation CD). With a 
| Zenwalk Linux live CD aka Zenwalk Live or just ZenLive,  you  can also enjoy 
| the goodness of the standard Zenwalk Linux edition without installing it to 
| your hard disk.     


Zenwalk Live 4.8

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| One of my favorites, ZenWalk, just released Zenwalk 4.8 Live. Both Zenwalk 
| and Vector — the top Xfce-based, Slackware-derived distributions — are very 
| good, but I like the way Zenwalk looks and works just that much better.  


Zenwalk Live 4.8 Released! 

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| With great joy the Zenwalk Live Team presents Zenwalk Live 4.8. This new 
| release features the speed, stability and usability of Zenwalk Gnu/Linux with 
| several new features geared towards Linux Live CD users. From the beginning 
| our goal was to make this the best Live CD ever and it makes us proud to 
| offer it to the world.    


Zenwalk 4.8 Review

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| I am just in love with xfce based distributions; they are fast, simple and 
| elegant and Zenwalk is no exception. It has a really good control center and 
| out-of-box multimedia support.   


Releases : Zenwalk 4.8 is ready

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| The Zenwalk Team is happy to announce the Zenwalk 4.8 release.
| After several release-candidates, it seems that we are ready for a very 
| stable release. Overall, testers have found Zenwalk 4.8 the fastest version 
| ever.  


ReviewLinux.Com: Zenwalk 4.8 Review

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| A quick look at the new Zenwalk 4.8 released on October 6 2007. This 
| Slackware based Linux OS was a pleasure to look at and test. Several images 
| guide you through the install and a short flash video at the end to show you 
| Zenwalk 4.8 in action.   


Getting more comfortable with Zenwalk ... and a touchy touchpad

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| So all in all, I'm enjoying the $0 Laptop and Zenwalk. And my touchpad 
| training. 


Screenshots of Zenwalk Linux 4.8 Beta. 

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| It looks like XFCE is being used more often than expected. Just take a look 
| at the result of the2007  Desktop Linux Survey. In this article I will show 
| you lots of interesting screenshots of  
| Zenwalk 4.8 Beta.


Releases : Zenwalk Live 4.6 Released!

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| The most important change in 4.6 at the system level is the new tool chain, 
| including Binutils-2.17.50, GCC 4.1 and Glibc-2.5, which hve been fully 
| implemented. All libraries and applications have been compiled with this 
| modern tool chain and benefit from the latest evolutions in GNU software and 
| resulting binary optimizations.    


Releases : Zenwalk 4.6 is out

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| The Zenwalk Team is happy to announce that Zenwalk 4.6 (code name 
| "Red Pill") has been released.


Zenwalk 4.2 -- There isn't anything mini about this distro anymore

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| Overall: I am honestly pleased to give this package a 4 Pennie review.
| The simplicity of the system, the functionality and way that Zenwalk
| keeps everything basic. There is no fluff to the system, there is no
| monster 4 Gig download, no extra packages that you will never, ever
| need. The team in France really has a gem. It does need a little
| polish on the installation, especially on the networking, which does
| require some insite, which hopefully we helped you understand. Now,
| it is hard to capture everything you need, so please look to the
| forums or here if you need additional support there. Other than that,
| the installation is pretty easy to follow given that it is a text
| based installer for a slackware system.


Zenwalk 4.6 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

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| Main changes in this release are: kernel 2.6.21, with KVM support;
| a new toolchain, featuring a new glibc and GCC so that most
| packages have been rebuilt; Xfce 4.4.1 with new plugins and
| system notifications (for example, udev now send user notifications
| about hotplugged devices); Firefox, Thunderbird; 
| many improvements in the base system and admin tools. You will
| notice that Zenwalk installer has been simplified a lot, making 
| it one of the simplest setups available in the GNU/Linux world...


Zenwalk Live 4.4.1

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| Making up Zenwalk Live 4.4.1 is the new ZenPanel utility for
| system administration, a complete development suite, and a
| variety of new games such as Mega Mario, Frozen Bubble, and
| LBreakout. Zenwalk Live is a LiveCD distribution that ships
| with Xfce 4 so that you may try out Zenwalk without even
| touching your hard drive.


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