The VectorLinux development team proudly announces the release of VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO RC3, built on the rock solid base of VL 5.8 standard GOLD. This release addresses all the bugs and suggestions since the RC2 release. We spent a good deal of energy perfecting the binary NVIDIA and ATI drivers installation routine plus updated to latest drivers. We felt it was time to give our users the best out of the box experience and in todays world video performance is a must. Vleasytables our unique firewall that we think users will find easy to use and configure was tweaked. The kernel is updated to 188.8.131.52, Firefox and OpenOffice updated to their latest and some serious updates to Vasm to reflect new configuration programs Several wifi drivers were updated including ndiswrapper and madwifi.
The latest SOHO includes a custom 184.108.40.206 SMP Kernel, compiled with bootsplash, squashfs, lzma, and realtime patches. It supports reading and writing to NTFS-formatted media via fuse and ntfs-3g. The desktop environment is KDE version 3.5.6 with Kmyfirewall, Amarok 1.4.5, and OpenOffice version 2.2. Multimedia applications such as VLC 0.8.6a, Mplayer 1.0RC1, K3B-1.0.1 and graphics editors such as The Gimp version 2.2.14 and Xara Xtreme version 0.7. Printing is supported by cups with hpijs drivers for HP printers, and gutenprint drivers for many other popular printers. There is a whole new look and feel, from the boot menu to the desktop. We call it beautiful. We know its fast!SCREENSHOT DESKTOP
Please be reminded this is a RC release and although this was prefaced by the RC2 release we expect that there are still bugs to be squashed. Those interested in trying it will find the release here:http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-soho-current/iso-release/VL5.8-SOHO-RC3.iso
There is a delta from RC2 to RC3 here:http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-soho-current/iso-release/VL5.8-SOHO-RC2toRC3.delta
Please report bugs and problems to our forum:http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2
The Vector Team