The VectorLinux development team has announced a beta release of a live CD edition of VectorLinux 5.8: “The Vector development team is proud to announce the release of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard Live CD beta1. This release has everything that is making 5.8 Standard famous, like browser plugins, SeaMonkey, Firefox and Opera, the newest Xfce desktop, the Gimp and Xara LX, AbiWord and Gnumeric, vasm and vl-hot, wireless drivers and configuration tools, support for read and write to NTFS via FUSE and ntfs-3g, and lots of fun games. Then, for your added pleasure, we made a special Beryl edition just for fun.”
Vector Linux is a small, fast, Intel based Linux operating system for PC style computers. The creators of Vector Linux had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be. What has evolved from this concept is perhaps the best little Linux operating system available anywhere. For the casual computer user you have a lightening fast desktop with graphical programs to handle your daily activities from web surfing, sending and receiving email, chatting on ICQ or IRC to running an ftp server. The power user will be pleased because all the tools are there to compile their own programs, use the system as a server or perhaps the gateway for their home or office computer network. Administrators will be equally as pleased because the small size and memory requirements of the operating system can be deployed on older machines maybe long forgotten.