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Old 03-26-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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Vector Linux 5.0 SOHO Final Released

The Vector Linux crew is pleased to announce the release of VectorLinux Soho v5.0 - a very feature-rich full-sized Linux Distribution. Targeted for the small office/home office user (hence SOHO). This version of Vector along with the accustomed speed, performance and stability, includes all of the applications an office or home user would require.
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There is also a review at MadPenguin .

There is package information at Distrowatch .

I hope this alleviates any questions as to wether Vector Linux is still alive and well. It is!
Old 03-27-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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Thanks for the post! I upgraded an old desktop today and Vector is still a great distro!
Old 04-23-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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I'm running Vector 5.0 right now. Just installed it today. I put it on a Celeron 400, 64MB RAM, IceWM. Not too bad. Very usable. Firefox takes a few seconds for 1st boot, so does Konqueror. But overall quite usable. More RAM would help but its usable for all of you with old hardware.. So it should do a lot better on a better box. I put it on this meager box to see how it would behave. It will also run KDE but a little slow.

Stable like you would expect Slack to be. The install is a breeze too. Only problem I had was with X. Trying to get X the way I wanted it, I finally edited xorg.conf manually, but it comes with mcedit so that makes it easy. I installed all of it almost except for Open Office, I knew that would be molassis on this Celeron, it took about 2GB.

Comes with AbiWord, Mplayer, Gimp, GhostView, Firefox, KDE utilities, Gnumeric, all the stuff you need to operate with. Good job Vector.


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