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VLocity 64 7.0

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Jul 18, 2012 08:54 PM |
Filed under: Releases

The final release of VLocity Linux 64-7.0 is now available.

The main desktop is based on Xfce-4.8 with a custom theme and artwork unique to us. All the VectorLinux trademarks are included: DVD playback, Audio and Video Codecs, Multimedia and Java plugins are installed and working out of the box. The best of the Open Source world is included: Gimp, Inkscape for Graphics; Firefox, Opera, for Internet Browsing; Pidgin and Xchat for instant messaging; brasero for CD burning; Mplayer, Exaile for playing most available media formats. The office applications are Gnumeric, Abiword and Epdfviewer.

Wireless networking has been extended with updated drivers and firmware, Wicd has been employed to manage wireless and non wireless networking. UFW is included for firewall protection and there is added support for several webcam makes and models.

A special "Thank You" to the testers that helped during the development phase.

Bugs and suggestions go here

Thanks, Uelsk8s

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VectorLinux 7.0 SOHO Edition

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 31, 2012 08:57 PM |
Filed under: Releases

The final release of VectorLinux 7.0 SOHO is now available. This release is built on the 7.0 GOLD release featuring the recently released KDE4.8.3 desktop experience. VectorLinux is the fastest Linux desktop in it's class bar none. We have spared no expense to bring the KDE4 desktop to the Linux community in a unique fashion that is best tried to see KDE4 at its most awesome potential. With the custom artwork, visual tweaks and a little Vector magic, behold SOHO as you have never seen it before.

All the VectorLinux trademarks are included: DVD playback, Audio and Video Codecs, Multimedia and Java plugins are installed and working out of the box. The best of the Open Source world is included: Gimp, Scribus, Inkscape, Geeqie and Shotwell for Graphics; the latest Firefox and Opera for Internet Browsing; Pidgin and Xchat for instant messaging; K3B for CD burning ; Mplayer, UMplayer, Xine, VLC and Amarok for playing most available media formats. The office application suite is handled by the latest LibreOffice. Xfce4.8 and Fluxbox are also included to round out the desktop choices.

Wireless networking has been extended with updated drivers and firmware. Wicd has been employed to manage wired and wireless networking. Ufw with the Gufw GUI is included for firewall protection. Added support for several web cam makes and models.

The Kernel is version 3.2.6 and there have been improvements in installation, usability and hardware support. We believe this release will fulfill all the hardware requirements of even the most modern equipment.

A special "Thank You" to the testers and packagers that helped during the development phase to make this release a reality. We also have a special first, for any Vector release, a promotional video highlighting all the good in SOHO produced by our very own Stretchendthin from the development team. Please watch and enjoy the video below this post. Thank you to the entire development team for all your hard work and dedication !!!

Downloads

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Vector Linux 7.0 Light released

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Apr 09, 2012 07:19 PM |
Filed under: Releases

Vector Linux 7.0 Light is completed and released! Thank you to all the developers, testers and contributors who made this possible.

The term "Light" is relative. This 4-in-1 version gives you the choice of several window managers, in progressively heavier configurations. These are layered on top of the VL 7.0 Standard base, so the expected libraries, toolkits, compilers and codecs remain available.

For those who want a starting point for their own customized desktop, there is the "Barebone" option. It is managed by the super-lightweight JWM, without much fluff. Netsurf, a small and speedy web browser, gives you access to the power of the Internet. Use the included build tools and package manager to download and install the programs of your choice. This configuration has been tested on a Pentium 3 with 128 MB of memory.

The next level up is "Light". If you have used VL6 Light, you will find it very familiar. IceWM and PCManFM-mod power the desktop without consuming a lot of resources. The window manager is "all manual", with extensive options for customization. Indicative of the lightweight applications included are Midori (web browser), Sylpheed (email), flburn (cdrom burning) and wicd (network management). Dynamic mounting of removable drives is accomplished using udev (no hal). This setup works well with 256 MB of RAM.

For more powerful computers, the "Medium" option is a good choice. This gives you the Openbox window manager, fbpanel with a dynamic menu, and PCManFM to handle the desktop and file management. Full size applications include Firefox 11, Abiword and Gnumeric. Samba is installed for those who need to share files with Windows computers. We recommend a 1 GHz or better CPU and 512 MB of RAM for this option.

At the high end you get the full LXDE software suite, on top of everything in "Medium". This desktop environment keeps up with the times, while maintaining a user interface that many of us have grown accustomed to over the years.

Known issues and recommendations: The text installer is showing its age. You will see some warning messages flash by as you install. These are safe to ignore. It may appear to stall at 99%, that last percent includes configuration scripts and takes a while. Watch the hdd light for activity.

The auto-configuration of X is very good. Try running without an xorg.conf. If you need a manual setup on a laptop, you may get better results with the standard mouse driver, rather than choosing "enable touchpad".

Downloads:

Feedback:

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VectorLinux 7.0 Standard Gold

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Nov 27, 2011 10:46 PM |

The final release of VectorLinux 7.0 (code name 'GG') is now available. This release is the result of nearly two years of blood sweet and tears since the very successful release of VectorLinux 6.0. With the enthusiasm of a small group of packagers, our repository now hosts over a thousand up to date packages. VectorLinux is the fastest Linux desktop in it's class bar none. We have exceeded our original goals of VectorLinux 7 and produced a beautiful, full featured stable desktop that is fun, fast and efficient.

The main desktop is based on Xfce-4.8 with a custom theme and artwork again unique to VectorLinux. FluxBox is installed as a secondary desktop option. Much work has been done on localization and we know users from all over the globe will find VectorLinux usable in their language of choice.

Vector 7 Screenshot

All the VectorLinux trademarks are included: DVD playback, Audio and Video Codecs, Multimedia and Java plugins are installed and working out of the box. The best of the Open Source world is included: Gimp, Inkscape, Geeqie and Shotwell for Graphics; the latest Firefox and Opera for Internet Browsing; Pidgin and Xchat for instant messaging; Brasero for CD burning (K3B is available in the repo); Mplayer, UMplayer, Xine and Exaile for playing most available media formats. The office applications are Gnumeric and Abiword (Libreoffice and many others available in the repo).

Wireless networking has been extended with updated drivers and firmware, Wicd has been employed to manage wireless and non wireless networking. Ufw with the Gufw gui is included for firewall protection and there is added support for several webcam makes and models.

The Kernel is version 3.0.8 and there have been improvements in installation, usability and hardware Support. We believe this release will fulfill all the hardware requirements of even the most modern equipment.

A special "Thank You" to the testers and packagers that helped during the development phase to make this release a reality.

There is also a live version of the current release which allows for pretesting the viability of the release on an individual basis. We are currently testing a 64 bit version of VectorLinux 7 that has reached the beta stage check our forum for progress.

You can download the VectorLinux-7.0 iso from our official servers here:

The live Vector CD is here:

Been a long road my friends but we are finally here.

Cheers,
Vec

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VectorLinux 7.0 Release Candidate

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 28, 2011 09:25 PM |
Filed under: Releases

The Vector development crew is proud to announce the first release candidate of VectorLinux 7.0. There have been numerous changes since the beta 2.1 release. The kernel is version 2.6.38.4, glibc is 2.13 and everything else is up to date with Slackware-13.37. We have the new xfce-4.8.1 with glx-dock (previously cairo-dock), latest abiword, gnumeric, scribus, inkscape, shotwell and a vast array of other programs in all categories at their latest stable versions.

We have squashed major bugs that occurred during the second beta cycle, which includes updates to the kernel, firmware, vasm, gdm, vector artwork, consolekit and some minor theme changes. We have added the ability to build archlinux packages in slackware format in both the abs and aur with a special script unigue to VectorLinux. We also added over 500 packages to the Vector 7 repository including latest kde4, gnome-2.3, lxde, and E17. Please give this a try and report problems or bugs to our forum site. There is now available a live cd version of the latest VectorLinux 7 release for those that want to try before you buy.

You can download the VectorLinux-7.0-RC1 iso from our official servers here:

The live RC1 Vector CD is here:

Cheers!! Vec7 and all the crew.

please post bugs and comments here: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=13727.0

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VL 6.0 SOHO Deluxe released

VL 6.0 SOHO Deluxe released

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Sep 21, 2010 10:22 PM |
Filed under: Releases

The VectorLinux development crew is proud to announce the release of VectorLinux-6.0-SOHO-Deluxe.

The SOHO DELUXE release is based on the KDE-4.5.0 plasma desktop and latest xfce4 as a secondary desktop.Updates from the public release include KDE-4.5.0, Digikam-1.4.0, the gimp-2.6.10, k3b-2.0, scribus, OpenOffice, amarok 2.3.1, kmymoney, gnucash and additional games and system updates. Kernel version is 2.6.31.11 which adds new wireless network possibilities. There have been speed and stability improvements. The GUI installer has seen futher refinements and is the default installer. Support has been added for a wider range of graphic chipsets and both lilo and grub2 bootloaders. The latest versions of Firefox, Opera and SeaMonkey browsers are also included. X.org updated to version 7.4 to expand the useable hardware base for SOHO.

SOHO Includes out of the box multimedia support so that all of the popular formats play without the need for searching for third party downloads.There is a new set of custom graphics from the bootsplash to the wallpaper provided by our own artist extraordinaire Masta.

The Deluxe version is available as a high speed download two CD set, or as a packaged two CD set that is shipped to your mailbox. This is your chance to support VectorLinux in a financial fashion that shows your appreciation for the endless hours of hard work the developement team has put in to bring you another great release. You can order the packaged set or download versions from the Vectorlinux website. We hope you enjoy our labor of love and thank you for your support.

http://vectorlinux.com/cd-store

Cheers!! the VectorLinux team

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VL 6.0 SOHO Edition released

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Aug 11, 2010 12:00 AM |

The VectorLinux development crew is proud to announce the final release of VL-6.0-SOHO. The SOHO project is VectorLinux for the small office or home office (thus SOHO) as such is larger than our other releases. The challenge is to keep SOHO as fast and as stable as the rest of the Vector family and we think we have met that challenge!

SOHO 6.0

The SOHO final release is based on KDE-4.4.2 plasma desktop with many graphical and system enhancements. We have included all the productivity software one would need like Digikam, the gimp-2.6.10, k3b-2.0, scribus, OpenOffice and Inkscape to name a few. The kernel is version 2.6.31.11 which adds new wireless network possibilities along with greater speed and stability. The GUI installer first introduced in the VL standard 6.0 release has seen futher refinements and is the default installer. Support has been added for a wider range of graphic chipsets and both lilo and grub2 bootloaders. Importing user accounts from previous installs is now possible provided a seperate home partition is used. The latest versions of Firefox, Opera and SeaMonkey browsers are also included. X.org has been upgraded to version 7.4 to expand the useable hardware base for SOHO.

We have included out of the box multimedia support so that all of the popular formats play without the need for searching for third party downloads to play a certain format. We also have the latest amarok 2.3.1 for your music appreciation.

Please note that our DELUXE SOHO release will be available for purchase in about 10 days to allow for any last minute bug fixes that may show from our public release. The DELUXE version will be available as a high speed download or as a packaged two CD set via snail mail. You can preorder the packaged set from the order links on the website. We will announce the DELUXE release on our forum and website so stay tuned.

Cheers!! the VectorLinux team

Download links:

Observation and bug report forum link:

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VL6.0 KDE-Classic-Live Released

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 13, 2010 06:24 AM |
Filed under: Releases

The Vector Linux team is happy to announce the release of VL6.0 KDE-Classic-Live.

KDE 3 veterans will appreciate that this release retains the solid KDE 3.5.10. There are many updates compared to the original, install only release. The Live-installer has been improved. Live mode makes it simple to test compatibility with your hardware before committing to a permanent installation.

KDE-Classic is configured with full web and multimedia capabilities out of the box. Firefox has all the plugins that Vector Linux users are used to; Flash 10, Mplayer and Java. Further functionality from VLC and Xine ensures that you will be able to handle all common audio and video formats. Amarok is ready for your music collection. The King of CD/DVD burning, K3b, is also included.

When installed to your hard drive, the system is easily expanded using Gslapt. You will be able to download and install a large number of additional programs available from our package repository.

Get your copy here:

Feedback invited at the VectorLinux Forum.


Release notes:

The most accurate and flexible method for configuring video is "Probe for video", which will use vxconf to walk you through the process.

Changes made in the live environment transfer to installed system. You can delete the "vl" user account and create a new one during installation.

The Live CD uses blank passwords. Make sure to assign passwords during hard drive installation. Otherwise, certain programs like cups and samba may experience problems.

Due to space constraints, large programs like OpenOffice are not included on the disc. Install via gslapt.

Before installing vlnvidia or vlati, download and install the kernel sources.

Unlike VL Light Live, the Live-tools will not be available after install. Those who want to re-master their own version will need to install that package afterwards.

The usual Vector Linux tools are included to help you manage your system. Look for "VASMCC" on the menu under "System", or run "vasm" in a terminal.

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Vector Linux 6.0 Kde Classic

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Nov 12, 2009 05:48 AM |
Filed under: Releases

The VectorLinux crew is proud to announce the final release of VL6.0-KDE-CLASSIC. This release is not about bleeding edge technology. On the other hand, it is not about nostalgia either. KDE 3.5.10 gets the job done. It is a mature and solid product with a large user base. Many of us are comfortable with it, and are not yet ready to leave it behind. We thought it only right to make a robust system with KDE 3.5.10 at the helm.

The classic text installer will quickly have you up and running with the expected KDE tools. The Koffice suite is fast and suitable for everyday word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Multimedia capabilities have been enhanced with the inclusion of VLC Media Player, Xine and the Mplayer application and plugin. For Internet usage, Firefox is the default browser. The Pidgin multi-protocol Instant Messenger is an optional install. Web cameras are supported. Wireless networking is easily configured using Wicd. Dial-up is handled by the Chestnut dialer. The KDE game collection provides entertainment for the young and the young at heart.

After installation, your system is easily managed and extended using the VASM Control Center and the Gslapt Package Manager.

Download your copy here:

Feedback is welcomed in this thread:

Cheers, Vec

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Vector Linux 6.0 Light Live CD

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Aug 30, 2009 09:08 PM |
Filed under: Releases

The Vector Linux team is happy to announce Vector Linux 6.0 Light LIVE.

This version is intended as a preview of the traditional installable release. It closely mirrors the original VL Light, but some packages have been added or upgraded, including the 2.6.27.29 kernel.

This is a great way to test Vector before committing to a hard drive install.
For us who already use it, our favorite OS is now portable. Another practical use is as a live toolbox for troubleshooting and/or repair.
There is a boot option for using as a rescue disc for a previously installed system. Re-mastering VL Live has been made easy for those who want their very own, personalized version.

Download your copy here:

The password for both "root" and the "vl" account is: vector

Feedback is welcome in this thread:

A big "Thank You" to all involved in the making of this release.

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Pidgin security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 30, 2009 05:54 PM |

New Pidgin packages are available in the testing repository for VectorLinux 6.0 and 5.9.

  • Package: pidgin-2.5.6-i586-1vl60.tlz
  • MD5: 488b14ac09846062bdf7db68ef9ccbd4
  • Package Size: 6152 K
  • Installed Size: 29310 K
  • Sources: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/source/testing/net/pidgin
  • Package: pidgin-2.5.6-i586-1vl59.tlz
  • MD5: 70c540a41744d5c599adb1ce14313064
  • Package Size: 6218 K
  • Installed Size: 29700 K
  • Sources: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/source/testing/net/pidgin
pidgin (multi-protocol Instant Messaging client)

Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD,
and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ,
Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC,
Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE,
MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

License: GPL
Authors: Sean Egan
Website: http://www.pidgin.im

For more information visit:

  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1373
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1374
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1375
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1376

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Cyrus-sasl security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 16, 2009 12:34 PM |

A new Cyrus-sasl package is available in the VectorLinux repository.

  • Package: cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack12.1.tlz
  • MD5: 8f43be8d66a90804e8fbe8af273137b5
  • Package Size: 388 K
  • Installed Size: 1590 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 6.0 repository
  • Package: cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack12.0.tlz
  • MD5: c12d662e1027b1455b62c731c2ed1ca0
  • Package Size: 393 K
  • Installed Size: 1600 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 5.9 repository

cyrus-sasl: cyrus-sasl (Simple Authentication and Security Layer)
cyrus-sasl:
cyrus-sasl: This is the Cyrus SASL library. Cyrus SASL is used by mail programs
cyrus-sasl: on the client or server side to provide authentication and
cyrus-sasl: authorization services. See RFC 2222 for more information.
cyrus-sasl:
cyrus-sasl:
cyrus-sasl:
cyrus-sasl:
cyrus-sasl:
cyrus-sasl:

This is a security update, for more information check:

  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0688

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Xpdf security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 16, 2009 12:31 PM |

A new Xpdf package is available in the VectorLinux repository.

  • Package: xpdf-3.02pl3-i486-1_slack12.1.tlz
  • MD5: e807a9373423c3c88ba823acb03b5905
  • Package Size: 1420 K
  • Installed Size: 8660 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 6.0 repository
  • Package: xpdf-3.02pl3-i486-1_slack12.0.tlz
  • MD5: f35d2117605abbdf49ea050442030a32
  • Package Size: 436 K
  • Installed Size: 1340 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 5.9 repository

xpdf: xpdf (PDF viewer for X)
xpdf:
xpdf: Xpdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
xpdf:
xpdf: xpdf was written by Derek B. Noonburg.
xpdf:
xpdf: The xpdf package requires the t1lib package to render Type 1 fonts.
xpdf:
xpdf:
xpdf:
xpdf:

This is a security update, for more information check:

  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0146
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0147
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0165
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0166
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0799
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0800
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1179
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1180
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1181
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1182
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1183

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Gnutls security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 16, 2009 12:24 PM |

A new Gnutls package is available in the VectorLinux repository.

  • Package: gnutls-2.6.2-i486-2_slack12.1.tlz
  • MD5: 6c1537c0215834430f0ed879258c40de
  • Package Size: 1354 K
  • Installed Size: 3350 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 6.0 repository
  • Package: gnutls-2.6.2-i486-2_slack12.0.tlz
  • MD5: ea7e522f3ab7420c8c8b78186c80506d
  • Package Size: 1366 K
  • Installed Size: 3360 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 5.9 repository

gnutls: gnutls (GNU TLS library)
gnutls:
gnutls: This is a TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.0 and SSL (Secure Sockets
gnutls: Layer) 3.0 implementation. In brief, GnuTLS can be described as a
gnutls: library which offers an API to access secure communication protocols.
gnutls: These protocols provide privacy over insecure lines, and were designed
gnutls: to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.
gnutls:
gnutls: Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/
gnutls:
gnutls:

This is a security fix. for more information see:

  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1415
  • http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1416

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Ruby security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 16, 2009 12:20 PM |

A new Ruby package is available in the VectorLinux repository.

  • Package: ruby-1.8.6_p368-i586-3vl60.tlz
  • MD5: f5fb54ef02eee5beac18827bda5d305a
  • Package Size: 2526 K
  • Installed Size: 24690 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 6.0 repository
  • Package: ruby-1.8.6_p368-i586-1vl59.tlz
  • MD5: ee36c8593ad8824941acb19126248b9a
  • Package Size: 2550 K
  • Installed Size: 24700 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 5.9 repository

ruby: ruby (Interpreted object-oriented scripting language)
ruby:
ruby: Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy
ruby: object-oriented programming. It has many features to process text
ruby: files and to do system management tasks (as in Perl). It is simple,
ruby: straight-forward, and extensible.
ruby:
ruby: Visit the Ruby project online at http://www.ruby-lang.org/
ruby:
ruby:
ruby:

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Firefox security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at May 16, 2009 12:15 PM |

A new Firefox package is available in the VectorLinux repository.

  • Package: firefox-3.0.10-i586-1vl60.tlz
  • MD5: 80dd751cb8fb9afd549b9e4397955c86
  • Package Size: 7120 K
  • Installed Size: 24860 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 6.0 repository
  • Package: firefox-3.0.10-i586-1vl59.tlz
  • MD5: 24daeada70609b712be60ec5779787c7
  • Package Size: 7118 K
  • Installed Size: 24860 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 5.9 repository

firefox: Firefox (Mozilla Firefox Web Browser)
firefox:
firefox: Firefox 3 is the next generation release of the award-winning
firefox: Firefox web browser from Mozilla.
firefox: To comply with Mozilla trademarks, and to assure quality control,
firefox: this is the official Mozilla build, packaged for VectorLinux.
firefox:
firefox:
firefox: License: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
firefox: Author: Mozilla Foundation
firefox: Website: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

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Firefox security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Apr 26, 2009 11:57 AM |

New Firefox packages are available for VectorLinux 5.9 and 6.0.

  • Package: firefox-3.0.9-i586-1vl59.tlz
  • MD5: 54b7c3e675e9710660a4ed9508137760
  • Package Size: 7290 K
  • Installed Size: 25460 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 5.9 repository
  • Package: firefox-3.0.9-i586-1vl60.tlz
  • MD5: 94f23878f324c4ffbf9383ce2e0fff13
  • Package Size: 7291 K
  • Installed Size: 25460 K
  • Sources: VectorLinux 6.0 repository
Firefox (Mozilla Firefox Web Browser)

Firefox 3 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.

License: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
Author: Mozilla Foundation
Website: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

This build fixes a number of security problems. For details, see here:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html#firefox3.0.9

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Udev security update

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Apr 26, 2009 11:49 AM |

New udev packages are available for VectorLinux 5.9 and 6.0.

  • Package: udev-111-i486-6_slack12.0.tlz
  • MD5: d1e38a82f979b9d2c1a80efd2ac26619
  • Package Size: 131 K
  • Installed Size: 550 K
  • Sources: VectorLinux 5.9 repository
  • Package: udev-118-i486-4_slack12.1.tlz
  • MD5: e819a8886c6a454fbef74963ff138802
  • Package Size: 134 K
  • Installed Size: 520 K
  • Sources: VectorLinux 6.0 repository
udev (dynamic device directory system) udev provides a dynamic device directory containing only the files for the devices which are actually present. It creates or removes device node files usually located in the /dev directory.
Kay Sievers is the udev maintainer.

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Openssl and openssl-solibs updates

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Apr 26, 2009 11:43 AM |

New openssl and openssl-solibs packages are available for VectorLinux 5.9 and 6.0.

  • Package: openssl-0.9.8h-i486-3_slack12.0.tlz
  • MD5: c3f79cea19fa1861c5395a953a6b9786
  • Package Size: 2330 K
  • Installed Size: 9270 K
  • Sources: Vectorlinux 5.9 repository
  • Package: openssl-0.9.8h-i486-3_slack12.1.tlz
  • MD5: d54ff610f0fe0cf5a4d2d44e0b6c557d
  • Package Size: 2307 K
  • Installed Size: 9260 K
  • Sources: VectorLinux 6.0 repository
openssl (Secure Sockets Layer toolkit)

The OpenSSL certificate management tool and the shared libraries that provide various encryption and decryption algorithms and protocols.
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org).
This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com).
This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).
  • Package: openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-3_slack12.0.tlz
  • MD5: 77537a9b7cf35f371357b0701aa9dafb
  • Package Size: 658 K
  • Installed Size: 2090 K
  • Sources: VectorLinux 5.9 repository
  • Package: openssl-solibs-0.9.8h-i486-3_slack12.1.tlz
  • MD5: abe8cb0376ce54e3c3fb6eb0ee041c72
  • Package Size: 640 K
  • Installed Size: 2080 K
  • VectorLinux 6.0 repository
openssl-solibs (OpenSSL shared libraries)

These shared libraries provide encryption routines required by programs such as openssh. They are also used by KDE's Konqueror web browser to provide secure web connections. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org).
This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com).
This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).

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VectorLinux 6.0 Light released

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi at Apr 02, 2009 08:04 AM |
Filed under: Releases

The VectorLinux team is pleased to announce the final release of VL6.0 Light.
Find it here:

Light is aimed at users with some Linux experience. It is biased towards technical simplicity and high performance. Based on VL6.0 Standard, the most resource hungry applications have been removed or replaced with lighter alternatives. Running services are kept to a minimum.

Default user interface is IceWM with Pcmanfm as your file and desktop manager. Alternate window manager is JWM. Opera provides a fast and standards-compliant web browser with Flashplayer 10 and Mplayer plugins, as well as e-mail and bittorrent clients. Firefox is also available. For local multimedia playback you will find Xmms, Gmplayer and Xine. Record audio with flrec. Vburn takes care of basic CD burning tasks. The Wicd network manager makes it easy to manage wireless connections. Pidgin Instant Messenger works with IRC, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google talk and several other services. The ultra-light Siag Office provides basic word processing and spreadsheet functionality. Graphics are handled by Gqview, Xpdf and Mtpaint. Additional programs include Xarchiver, Leafpad, Ripperx, Xchat, Gftp, Dillo, HV3 and the Fox applications. You can choose between the GDM or KDM login managers. GDM has the advantage of offering easy localization for non-English users. Default auto-mounter for removable devices is vl-hot.

An optional "dev" package makes it a complete Linux workstation which includes a full development environment for programming and compiling code. Full kernel sources are also included. Alongside a huge array of typical Linux command line utilities and software you get scripting languages, man pages, documentation and a complete console based on bash. Multiple toolkits are installed, supporting a wide variety of applications. The system can be further expanded using the package manager or your own packages.

It is recommended that your system meets these requirements: Pentium 200 or better compatible processor (i586 and up). 64 MB of memory - but 128 MB will greatly improve performance. Hard disk space: 2 GB for an install with X-window system, Internet and multimedia applications. 3 GB for "everything". Absolute minimum is 1.1 GB.

The 617 MB CD Image is created using low compression, which greatly speeds up the installation on slower machines. The disc contains boot floppy images for computers that are unable to boot from a CDROM drive.

After you try VectorLinux Light, please come back and post your feedback at the VL Forum.

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