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VectorLinux-5.8 SOHO FINAL RELEASED!!!

Posted by jeff at May 17, 2007 01:45 AM |

It's here, and finally it's Final! The long awaited VL-SOHO 5.8 IS ready for the taking. Bugs have been squashed, new features implemented such as revised binary NVIDIA and ATI drivers installation. They are compiled for the individual hardware on the spot to insure optimum performance. We felt it was time to give our users the best out of the box experience, and in today's world video performance is a must. Firefox and OpenOffice are updated to their latest versions. Also, some serious updates to Vasm reflect new configuration programs Several wifi drivers were updated, including ndiswrapper and madwifi. There are some eye candy updates as well as some tweaks to the installation process.


The latest SOHO includes a custom 2.6.20.3 SMP Kernel, compiled with bootsplash, squashfs, lzma, and realtime patches. It supports reading and writing to NTFS-formatted media via fuse and ntfs-3g. The desktop environment is KDE version 3.5.6 with Kmyfirewall, Amarok 1.4.5, and OpenOffice version 2.2. Multimedia applications such as VLC 0.8.6a, Mplayer 1.0RC1, K3B-1.0.1 and graphics editors such as The Gimp version 2.2.14 and Xara Xtreme version 0.7 are also included. Printing is supported by cups with hpijs drivers for HP printers, and gutenprint drivers for many other popular printers. There is a whole new look and feel, from the boot menu to the desktop. We call it beautiful. We know it's fast! The choice is yours.....

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VECTOR LINUX 5.8 DELUXE is online and shipping

Posted by jeff at Dec 19, 2006 03:40 AM |

"The DELUXE version of our latest release, 5.8 standard is now available from the CDSTORE. Lots of goodies are included in this special two CD set, like KDE-3.5.5, FreeRock Gnome 2.14.2, E17 (a cvs special), ATI and NVIDIA drivers and more. These are all packed into the second CD with easy install scripts and or README documentation. If thats not enough then how about the full 2.6.18.5 KERNEL SOURCE plus patches (for those wanting to build their own drivers) plus the evil ones like REALPLAYER, ACROBAT READER and OPERA-9.10. This release is a milestone in terms of new features and developement man hours. We now have this exciting release available as a high speed download so no more waiting for the mail to arrive. This is the perfect Christmas gift so get it today!! We know you will enjoy it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Vector Team"

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

Posted by jeff at Dec 18, 2006 03:45 AM |

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. This release follows our legendary tradition of stability (inherited from Slackware11.0), blazing speed on even modest hardware. and simplicity of design and function. The release features fully working browser plugins including Flash 9, java, mp3, real media, Windows media and DVD playback (including encrypted movies).

Additional features include: Linux kernel 2.6.18.5, fully customized Xfce 4.3.99.2, SeaMonkey Internet

Suite 1.0.6, Firefox 2.0 and Opera 9.10 (so you'll be sure to have your favourite browser!). The Gimp and Xara LX for your graphic needs, Abiword and Gnumeric for your office

tasks. We include our own suite of configuration and support tools such as vasm, vl-hot, and Gslapt. There is a full set of wireless drivers and configuration tools, support for read and write to ntfs via fuse and ntfs-3g and we have games lots of games. Printers, scanners and cameras are supported as well. We have popular programs like openoffice 2.10 and kde-3.5.5 and many others available in our repository just a slapt-get away.

Merry Christmas and happy new year!! Enjoy!

The VL team

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

Posted by jeff at Dec 18, 2006 03:45 AM |

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. This release follows our legendary tradition of stability (inherited from Slackware11.0), blazing speed on even modest hardware. and simplicity of design and function. The release features fully working browser plugins including Flash 9, java, mp3, real media, Windows media and DVD playback (including encrypted movies).

Additional features include: Linux kernel 2.6.18.5, fully customized Xfce 4.3.99.2, SeaMonkey Internet

Suite 1.0.6, Firefox 2.0 and Opera 9.10 (so you'll be sure to have your favourite browser!). The Gimp and Xara LX for your graphic needs, Abiword and Gnumeric for your office
tasks. We include our own suite of configuration and support tools such as vasm, vl-hot, and Gslapt. There is a full set of wireless drivers and configuration tools, support for read and write to ntfs via fuse and ntfs-3g and we have games lots of games. Printers, scanners and cameras are supported as well. We have popular programs like openoffice 2.10 and kde-3.5.5 and many others available in our repository just a slapt-get away.

Merry Christmas and happy new year!! Enjoy!

The VL team

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Something new

Posted by jeff at Jun 12, 2006 07:15 PM |

There is something new in the CD STORE. I will give no hints period. If curousity has gotten the best of you please go see if you can find it. Oh yes, while your there feel free to do some shopping................:)

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SOHO 5.1.2 DELUXE

Posted by jeff at Jun 12, 2006 07:15 PM |

The DELUXE version of our latest release, SOHO version 5.1.2 is now available from the CDSTORE. Lots of goodies are included in this special two CD set. The goodies include KDE-3.5, FreeRock Gnome, E17 (a cvs special), custom NVIDIA drivers and more. These are all packed into the second CD with easy install scripts and or README documentation. If thats not enough then how about the full KERNEL SOURCE (for those wanting to build their own drivers), REALPLAYER, ACROBAT READER and OPERA. We have also applied all the bug fixes and patches found since the public release of our base download version (hence version 5.1.2). This release is one of our best. We are excited about SOHO 5.1.2 we hope you enjoy it!

The Vector Team

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Corporate donation

Posted by jeff at May 25, 2006 11:55 PM |

Vector-Linux has received a generous donation of $100 from the SOS company (support open source). We thank everyone involved in making donations available to projects like ours so that we can strive to be the best that we can be. We think the SOS company is doing a wonderful thing and we are very grateful!!!

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SOHO final 5.1.1 release

Posted by jeff at Feb 14, 2006 02:55 AM |

We have released version 5.1.1 of our SOHO product. This is a bug fix for the previous release that fixes some lilo configuration issues and a broken wireless package used during installation. We also tweaked our iso creation tool which should address the problem some people were having burning the iso image. If you have already installed the 5.1 final release and have no problems in any of these areas of installation please disregard this notice.

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VectorLinux 5.1 Deluxe Review

Posted by jeff at Aug 29, 2005 03:30 AM |

VectorLinux 5.1 deluxe edition (available in the cdstore) has been recently reviewed by Adam from Madpenguin.org. This review is a three page in depth analysis of our latest release complete with screenshots! We think you will find it informative, honest and well written. Here is the link:

http://www.madpenguin.org/cms/?m=show&id=4966

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Vector Linux 5.1 standard edition is out !!!

Posted by jeff at Jul 26, 2005 11:50 PM |

The developers of Vector Linux are proud to announce that the lastest version, 5.1 Standard Edition, is available from our ftp site and the various mirrors. We have tested this release long and hard under the guise of 5.0 with two beta's and two release candidates. We think you will find this a fast, easy to install and very robust operating system that can be used on older hardware and new as well.


UPDATE: VL has now packages of the latest and gorgeous enlightenment available via the ftp site, and we added some screenshots with it.

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SOHO final 5.1 is here

Posted by jeff at Jan 20, 2005 03:05 AM |

Sleek, sexy, sinfully fast and leaves you in full control. VectorLinux SOHO-5.1 is at the door.The Vector development team is proud to announce the final release of our SOHO 5.1 product. This version of Vector is intended for the small office/home office user with a complete desktop experience featuring the kde-3.4.2 desktop and xfce4 as a light alternative.

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Firefox 3.0.3 security upgrade

Posted by Rodrigo Bistolfi |
Filed under: Packages & Updates

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 is available to solve security issues. Those who are still running the 2.x versions and want to use the latest browser from the Mozilla Foundation will need to uninstall it before installing this package. Please note that the language packs are not available yet.

mozilla-firefox (Mozilla Firefox Web browser) This project is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component written using the XUL user interface language. Firefox empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser. Visit the Mozilla Firefox project online: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/

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