The VectorLinux team is proud to announce the release of VectorLinux 5.8 GOLD LIVE CD and the first SOHO-5.8 alpha live CD and DVD. This is the final release for 5.8 standard GOLD live. The hard drive installer that has been problematic is fixed and should work well. The SOHO 5.8 alpha live comes in either CD or DVD versions. The DVD version includes all that is in the SOHO-5.8 install release plus 62 additional language packs for KDE. The CD version has lost some funtionality due to size constraints. The development tool chain and OpenOffice (replaced by Koffice) were removed. However, for demo purposes the CD live version of SOHO-5.8 should work well. Also debuting in the SOHO-5.8 live editions is the new vmklive, a live-remaster tool that makes livecd remastering easy for everyone.
These live CD's demo all that is making the 5.8 Vector release famous like browser plugins, seamonkey firefox and opera, the newest xfce4 desktop, The Gimp and Xara LX, Abiword and Gnumeric, vasm and vl-hot, wireless drivers and configuration tools, support for read and write to ntfs via fuse and ntfs-3g, and lots of fun and games.
As always We would like to thank the developers of all the linux programs we use especially the writer of the linux-live scripts.
you can grab the releases here:http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/iso-test/VL-5.8-SOHO-LIVE-A1.isohttp://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/iso-test/VL5.8-SOHO-LIVEDVD-A1.isohttp://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/iso-release/VL5.8-std-LIVE.iso
Remember no kernel source is included in the std-5.8 GOLD live cd, you can get it via gslapt if needed.
Thanks and happy Vectoring!!