Vectorlinux Reviews and Mentions
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.
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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.
Spatry does a nice review here and I certainly want him to take a look at future releases of Vectorlinux, but I am compelled to point out that GSlapt does indeed resolve dependencies for applications that you want to install. Spatry is an Arch user, so if you ever stops by here an reads this comment on his video he should take a peek at how Vectorlinux can use the Arch Build System. Just search “Arch Build” in the search box on the right, Spatry, and thanks for stopping by.
Back in June, Oracle made the move to “donate” OpenOffice to the Apache foundation. More on that here. At the time it was mentioned that “The Document Foundation would welcome the reuniting of the OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice projects into a single community of equals in the wake of the departure of Oracle,” as TDF said in a statement.
While a reuniting of OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice communities has not happened, this Jan 26th, IBM donated it’s source code for Lotust Symphony, back to the now Apache lead OpenOffice project.
after 5 years of developing the OpenOffice fork, (Lotus Symphony) on thier own. How the press covered this often seemed slanted as IBM “dumping” Lotus Symphony.
Today, this announcement was made to the DeveloperWorks Community to set the record straight.
Expanding IBM software
Combining Lotus Symphony with the new Apache OpenOffice
Dear developerWorks community member,
Thank you for downloading IBM Lotus Symphony.
To answer questions you may have on the roadmap IBM has developed for open source productivity in conjunction with Apache OpenOffice project , please visit Ed Brill’s blog.
At IBM, we are expanding our efforts in office productivity software by donating the best of Lotus Symphony to the new Apache OpenOffice project, demonstrating IBM’s commitment to Lotus Symphony and open technologies. Our goal is to contribute to the strong open community working to develop future document technologies, and help ensure that office productivity suites continue to adhere to open standards.
Some members of the media have erroneously interpreted these changes as IBM “dumping” Lotus Symphony. However, the IBM long-term vision and strategy continues to be to offer full market commitment to an open productivity suite, today with Lotus Symphony and evolving in the near future into Apache OpenOffice the IBM Edition. IBM will continue to provide client support and a solid roadmap for moving office productivity out of expensive, siloed, and proprietary Microsoft Office applications.
We invite you to learn the facts about the exciting future for Lotus Symphony from Ed Brill, Director of Product Line Management for IBM Messaging, Productivity, and Unified Communications software.
Also, download the new IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0.1, and contact IBM for everything you need to evaluate the return on investment (ROI) and feasibility of deploying Lotus Symphony capabilities in your organization.
The IBM developerWorks team
It is interesting to see how the big players are positioning themselves, to make best use of the OpenOffice code base. Keep an eye out for OpenOffice 4.0, due later this year. I have high expectations that this chain of developments will end up being very good for the project.
Vectorlinux light 7.0 has just released it’s first beta. So I thought I’d give you a sneak peak and show how to go about the installation process. Hopefully some of you will jump on board and help with the testing. You can report your findings to the forums here. There is quite a bit to test as light may be light on resources, but it is not light on treats. It offers 4 separate window managers (icewm, jwm, openbox and lxde) a plethora of software and pulls off the same repo as Vectorlinux standard.
If you have an older system with limited ram and an older processor, this just may be the breath of life it needs. Through it on a newer system and it will be blisteringly fast, at any rate give it a try and let the folks at Vectorlinux know what you think.
Audacity, a fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, BSD, Mac OS, and Windows, has just released it’s latest version 1.3.11.
Audacity, a fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, BSD, Mac OS, and Windows, has just released it’s latest version 1.3.11. If you want to add to your Vectorlinux box, this tutorial for Audacity 1.3.10 still works…just remember to us the upgrade of wxGTK tutorial, before hand.