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Author Topic: VectorLinux-5.8 SOHO FINAL RELEASED!!!  (Read 33590 times)
uelsk8s
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« on: May 17, 2007, 05:22:31 am »

 It's here, and finally it's Final! The long awaited VL-SOHO 5.8 IS ready for the taking. Bugs have been squashed, new features implemented such as revised binary NVIDIA and ATI drivers installation. They are compiled for the individual hardware on the spot to insure optimum performance. We felt it was time to give our users the best out of the box experience, and in today's world video performance is a must. Firefox and OpenOffice are updated to their latest versions. Also, some serious updates to Vasm reflect new configuration programs Several wifi drivers were updated, including ndiswrapper and madwifi. There are some eye candy updates as well as some tweaks to the installation process.

The latest SOHO includes a custom 2.6.20.3 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 are also included. 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 it's fast! The choice is yours.....

The download release version is here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/iso-release/VL5.8-SOHO-final.iso

Thanks to everyone who helped with theis release,
Uelsk8s
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t'web
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 05:59:15 am »

Congratulations!
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 06:48:53 am »

Sweet mother of God... It's alive!!!!
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lagagnon
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 07:30:34 am »

Having recently re-mastered my own VL5.8 Standard version I am aware of how many tens of hours goes into getting a distro ready for release. Given our small community and the even smaller handful of developers we should all sincerely thank them for their labour of love. We all benefit from their very hard work.

Cheers guys!

Larry
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rbistolfi
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 07:47:55 am »

Congratulations to all the devs! I cant wait to install it...
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 08:19:16 am »

Excellent! Many thanks to the tireless developers.

Md5sum: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/iso-release/VL58SOHOfinal-md5sum.txt
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newt
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 08:30:23 am »

Available via bittorrent as well:

http://linuxtracker.org/torrents-details.php?id=4118&hit=1
or
http://www.mininova.org/tor/709328
or
http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1164509/

(Please help seed this and we can take some of the load of the main server)
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MikeCindi
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007, 10:13:37 am »

lagagnon said it very well...thank you very much.
Mike (of mikecindi)
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carl
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007, 11:01:19 am »

 Cool
I have been looking forward to it like a little boy  Smiley
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GrannyGeek
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2007, 11:51:50 am »

I'm not using SOHO, but I know many will be using it and have been eagerly awaiting it. It sounds great.

Thanks, devs and testers, and congratulations!
--GrannyGeek
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easuter
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2007, 01:36:03 pm »

Hooray!!  Grin

Congratulations on yet another great release.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2007, 03:01:34 pm »

great ,just before weekend  Smiley,many thanks
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UKBill
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2007, 03:41:54 pm »

Congrats guys !!!

I´m sure it´s a great release as always Cheesy .

Best wishes!
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2007, 04:18:10 pm »

...er, has anybody actually tried to burn this to CD yet?  My burner
says it's too big for a 700Mb CD.  No go.

Just curious.

Is this supposed to be a DVD, maybe?  Some other problem?
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2007, 04:35:22 pm »

Burned just fine with KB3.... Burned and installed. Flawless as usual. Good job folks.
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