The VectorLinux development crew is proud to announce the first release candidate of VL-6.0-SOHO. The SOHO project is VectorLinux for the small office or home office (thus SOHO) as such is larger than our other releases. The challenge is to keep SOHO as fast and as stable as the rest of the Vector family and we think we have met that challenge!
The SOHO RC1 release is based on the latest KDE-4.4.2 with many graphical and system enhancements. We have included all the productivity software one would need like Digikam, the gimp, k3b, scribus, OpenOffice and Inkscape to name a few. The kernel is version 188.8.131.52 which adds new wireless network possibilities along with greater speed and stability. The GUI installer first introduced in the VL standard 6.0 release has seen futher refinements since our last beta release. Support has been added for a wider range of graphic chipsets and both lilo and grub2 bootloaders. Importing user accounts from previous installs is now possible provided a seperate home partition is used.
X.org has been upgraded to version 7.4 to expand the useable hardware base for SOHO.
We have included out of the box multimedia support so that all of the popular formats play without the need for searching for third party downloads to play a certain format. We also have the latest amarok 2.3.0 for your music appreciation.
The RC1 release updates much of the core system as well as package updates to OpenOffice. Amarok, Scribus and several others. New to this release is Clementine a music player that closely resembles the amarok 1.4.x series. Please post observations and bugs to the forum topic below so that we can evaluate our progress. Please remember no posts mean that everything is perfect and we can stop and go final. If thats not the case then you need to tell us so we can fix issues and get to the final release.
Cheers!! the vec team
Bug report forum link:http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=11620.0