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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: vector on December 26, 2007, 12:35:16 am

Title: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: vector on December 26, 2007, 12:35:16 am
The DELUXE version of our latest release, 5.9 standard GOLD is now available from the CDSTORE. The DELUXE version differs from our standard download version both in program mix and graphics.The DELUXE version also comes with a bonus second CD full of additional programs and libraries that turns the basic system into a power system. Some of the additional features include KDE-3.5.8, OpenOffice-2.3.1, the Gimp, Amarok, Blender, dozens of games, and a complete multimedia workstation. This release is a milestone in terms of new features and development man hours. The DELUXE version funds our operation so that we can continue to bring the high quality free download version to all. Please PURCHASE your copy today!


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 gift to give to yourself, so get it today!! We know you will enjoy it!
Happy New Year!
The Vector Team
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 28, 2007, 05:53:42 pm
I'm burning the Deluxe CDs as we speak. I installed 5.9 Standard Gold earlier today before I knew the Deluxe CD was available. Due to Christmas and visiting children and grandchildren, I wasn't able install 5.9 Gold as soon as it came out. So today they're gone and I finally burned the CD for the free ISO. Now that brand new installation will be wiped out as I install Deluxe. So it's just as well that I didn't install the free ISO right away or I'd have to reinstall on four computers instead of just one.

I can hardly wait--this Deluxe CD has so much extra stuff included. In the past I've either bought the Deluxe version or made a donation equal to the price of the Deluxe version. This time the Deluxe version has a lot that isn't readily available in the repositories, so there was no question of whether or not to buy it.

I love the high-speed download option. I don't think I could have stood the wait if it were being mailed. :)  I used wget, the speed was very good, and the md5sums checked out.

Thanks to all for the hard work that has gone into this release!
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: wcs on December 31, 2007, 01:24:20 pm
Just installed the Deluxe version. Thank you very much for the effort going into this release.
Very high speed download, and much better than the shipped cd's.

My first impression is that this is the fastest VL I've tried and looks beautiful. Loved the inclusion of amarok and k3b.

A problem on the second cd, though. The INSTALL desktop file calls helper.sh, and helper.sh calls install.sh inside the Data directory. But install.sh is on the cdrom root directory and not inside Data, giving a command not found error. Running install.sh as root does the job.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: keyfitter on December 31, 2007, 04:20:45 pm
Downloaded  VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD yesterday. I haven't gotten around to installing anything from the second CD yet. I purchased 5.8 Standard around Christmas last year and 5.8 SOHO in or around  May. It's a good thing I have lots of hard drive space as I now have three  VL installs. With any one of these three and Crossover Linux, I have no need for Windoze. Thanks for all of the hard work that went into these, and especially 5.9.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: jduped on January 02, 2008, 02:50:46 pm
I'm completely into supporting vector with buying, kind of want the box, and what ever goodies come in it...is it possible to do the download and have the box sent with out paying twice?
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: vector on January 03, 2008, 02:25:07 am
the box you see is just a advertisement what you actually get is a jewel case, but a darn nice jewel case....................:)

choice is yours

cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: jduped on January 04, 2008, 05:19:42 pm
...oh the choices!  I just wanted something that I can display so people will know what kind of geek I am :P

I remember doing it when I bought win98se... 

I'll have to make the choice when I get back from my mini vacation.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: tomh38 on January 05, 2008, 02:59:53 pm
I already liked VL 5.9 a lot, but now I like it even more with the Deluxe edition.  Not just the stuff on the extra CD (though that is fantastic), but the bonus features on the deluxe install are well worth the small amount of money.

Maybe a coffee mug next ...

Thanks a lot to everyone involved with making Vector Linux happen.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: bujums on March 26, 2008, 01:34:06 pm
two Questions before I buy...

#1  can I install 5.9 Deluxe on more that one computer? ...I have a laptop and a computer...and a couple of family members that I keep computers that I have installed Vector (standard 5.9)

#2  where can I see the qualifications for the computer to download on?  I have older computers and laptop.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: bujums on March 26, 2008, 02:44:11 pm
sorry please disregard...
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: Masta on March 26, 2008, 05:52:16 pm
two Questions before I buy...

#1  can I install 5.9 Deluxe on more that one computer? ...I have a laptop and a computer...and a couple of family members that I keep computers that I have installed Vector (standard 5.9)

#2  where can I see the qualifications for the computer to download on?  I have older computers and laptop.

These are very good questions, and shouldn't be disregarded ;)
#1:
      Yes. You are free from such hideous limitations.
#2:
       Such information can be found here on this forum using the search tool, however, the information is also on the vectorlinux.com web site (at current the site is still being rebuilt so it might not be there at this time, but will be).
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: bujums on March 26, 2008, 08:14:24 pm
Thank you Masta!!

  So I installed the fist disk-- A-OK  but the 2nd disk is not letting me install anything.    I tried rebooting but it does not start and I tried opening the disk.  I do see the files and tried to execute the install file even as root but nothing is happening.  Am I doing something wrong or do I need to re-download and burn?
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: vector on March 27, 2008, 12:48:38 am
A problem on the second cd, though. The INSTALL desktop file calls helper.sh, and helper.sh calls install.sh inside the Data directory. But install.sh is on the cdrom root directory and not inside Data, giving a command not found error. Running install.sh as root does the job...........sorry a bug..........but that should work.
cheers
vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: bujums on March 27, 2008, 06:04:45 am
Sorry but I still need help...

"Running install.sh as root" 
I did log in as Root then I opened the cdrom file, but then If I double click on the file install.sh it just brings up a note pad document... I am sure I am doing it wrong.  should I be "running" the file from a terminal?  If so, I don't know how to do that. 

p.s.   When I downloaded the file I then burned as an image.  Should I have just copied the files to a disc, like it was just data?
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: wcs on March 27, 2008, 09:12:32 pm
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I am sure I am doing it wrong.  should I be "running" the file from a terminal?  If so, I don't know how to do that.

You'll find that double-clicking a file often doesn't run it as in Windows.
Open the Terminal, and write
Code: [Select]
sh install.sh inside that directory (as root). That will run it, and you can see messages in the Terminal if things go wrong.
In the future, if you really want to double-click on a file to run it, you can change its permissions. Right-click on the file, choose properties, then permissions, then check "Allow this file to run as a program". Note that this is not going to work here, because you cannot change a cdrom file.

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If I double click on the file install.sh it just brings up a note pad document...

You mean a Mousepad document  ;)
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: bujums on March 28, 2008, 07:15:01 am
Ok, I will give it a try this afternoon.  Thanks for the advice...habits are hard to brake!
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: Masta on March 28, 2008, 06:26:18 pm
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p.s.   When I downloaded the file I then burned as an image.  Should I have just copied the files to a disc, like it was just data?

You burned it correctly :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: mahdif on April 03, 2008, 10:55:41 pm
Dear developers
Where is the SOHO edition? I'm a kde fan and since SOHO 5.8 I've been waiting for SOHO 5.9. Is it discontinued?
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9 DELUXE GOLD is now available
Post by: Masta on April 05, 2008, 08:15:35 pm
No, it is not discontinued. It is in development processing. There are a lot of Huge changes being made, as compared to previous SOHO releases. A livecd "Preview" of it should be ready soon. This will give everyone a preview of the installable version.