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

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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