The Humble Indie Bundle is great, but I wish it had a work-around for the multitude of ways applications can be installed on Linux distributions. Here for example. I take a look at Humble Indie Bundle 6 and show how you can go about installing the applications. Some are shell scripts, some are bin files, some are just static binaries and some are something else all together. So until they get it down to just one method, here is a how to on how to handle them all.
Vectorlinux uses gslapt for software installation (and yes it does dependency checking ), but Vectorlinux does not use the package manager for handling kernel upgrades.
Kernel upgrades are made available on a regular basis in the form of txz packages that are manually installed.
What the video to get a clear idea of the steps involved and maybe come away with an understanding that this is not as difficult as you may assume.
Sometime ago I did a video on Tupi animation editor. Well Tupi is moving forward and the developer is looking for some help on kickstart. Check out the link below and read a little more about it. Also check out the video they choose to use to demo Tupi. Yeah, baby, it’s mine.
Cool as that is, I’ll definitely have to check out Tupi’s future releases, potentially with pressure sensitive tablet capabilities.
The nice thing about open source is that someone can take something that is very good and make it even better. I think Umplayer is a good example of this. Based on Mplayer, the team at Umplayer have found a way to make some of the more advanced features of Mplayer more accessible to the average user.
All software and graphics shown in this video are either GPL version 3 or Creative Commons Attribution 3. Each of which has commercial allowances. Software freedom is what makes this video possible and what makes great opensource software possible.
Putting Vectorlinux Std or Soho Installer on to USB drive. Cool bit of info that allows you to run the installer from a usb drive rather than burning cd’s. Vector’s installer has a pretty cool feature which seeks out .iso files copied to the drive and installs them.
Method #1 With Midnight Commander
Step #1 Download the iso(s)
Step #2 Plugin in formated clean
Step #3 Use midnight commander
Step # 4 Rename isolinux directory
Step #5 Rename isolinux.cfg in
Step #6 Copy over the entire
Method #2 With Unetbootin
Step #1 Download the iso(s)
(2 In the case of soho)
Step #2 Plugin in formated
Step #3 Use unetbootin to
Step #4 Delete everythin exept
Step # 5 Rename isolinux
Step #6 Rename isolinux.cfg in
Step #7 Copy over the entire VL.iso(s).
Sneek pick at Vectorlinux 7.0 Soho. The KDE flavour of VL sporting KDE 4.8.3. Admitedly, this is more like a 3 minute and 44 second commercial. Mostly, sets out to demonstrate the speed of KDE on the Vectorlinux platform and what software is available before you even start downloading from the repositories.
Vectorlinux 7.0 Soho edition is soon to release. Watch for it on distrowatch or on the Vectorlinux download page.
The music is “lovepartyinjapan” found on sampleswap.org License is Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0). This allows for commercial use of the work, among other freedoms.
Thanks to a Vectorlinux forum user I got a chance to take a look at Ardesia. Ardesia is an open source (GPL v3) application which like everything I cover is free as in Freedom. Ardesia converts your desktop into a digital Blackboard or Whiteboard. Noticeably geared for education, but presumably awesome for presentations as well.
Xfce4-4.10, was released a month back and is looking very, very good. I promised the xfce4 development team a full tutorial and it will come, but this is not it. Xfce4-4.10 has entered Vectorlinux’s testing repository, and I reciently recieved a direct email from a subscriber on his testing of how the VL team packaged it. So thought this would be a good opportunity to show all users how to get this going and also give some feedback to the packager on needed fixes.
The recent release of Fotoxx 12.05, had me take a look at this for Linux only photo management suite. After having played with it for a number of days, I think you should take a look at it too. I try not to show features which can be seen on at…
but I’ll include embeded links to some of these at the bottom of this post.
You can find fotoxx 12.05 in the Vectorlinux repositories (GSlapt)
License: License: GPL Version 3, 29 June 2007
This is a Youtube post from a newer Vectorlinux user, syncdram2012. He had requested a review of Vectorlinux from a Videoblogger he follows, “Spatry’s Cup of Linux”.
You should be able to see Spatry’s post before this one in the archive. I think syncdram2012 does a great job here of letting Spatry know he appreciates the
attention he showed Vectorlinux, but also corrects an assertion or two that was made in the review.
Thanks syncdram2012 for helping to promote VL and thanks for plugging vid4ken and opensourcebistro.com in your video.