Vector Linux Light 7.1 is released and available for download. A big "Thank You!" goes out to all the contributors and testers who helped make this possible.
The "lightness" of this version is relative to our Standard version, and is achieved by using the lightweight IceWM window manager in place of the XFCE desktop environment. You may also choose barebone X-windows with just TWM. Otherwise, the base system and installation experience is the same as Standard.
IceWM is old school. It uses a manual approach, much like a stick shift instead of an automatic transmission. It doesn't change unless you tell it to. Configuration is managed by editing plain text files. To make things easier and get you started, some of the most common tweaks are also scripted and controllable by a GUI app.
Target audience consists of those who like and prefer IceWM, owners of older computers, and users who want a minimal, yet functional, starting point for their own creation.
Minimum recommended hardware: an Intel Core class CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 10 GB of drive space.
Minimum required hardware: a pae-compatible CPU, 256 MB of RAM and 4 GB of hard drive space.
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Feedback is encouraged. Please voice your comments here:http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=18675.0