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VectorLinux 7.0 SOHO Edition

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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 !!!

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