meetoo, here are some of the options you have running VectorLinux 5.8 Standard:
-Browsing: Firefox, Seamonkey Browser, Opera, Dillo (these are all included by default)
-Instant messaging: Seamonkey Chat, Gaim, XChat (also all installed by default)
-Email client: Seamonkey Mail (installed by default)
-Partitioning: GParted (can be installed easily with GSlapt)
-Office: Gnumeric/Abiword (installed already, OpenOffice can be installed with GSlapt)
-Audio,Video and DVD: Xine/MPlayer (also both already installed)
-Audio only: XMMS (Audacious can be installed too)
-Audio editiing: Audacity (can also be installed with GSlapt)
-Video editing: Avidemux and Cinelerra (can be installed using GSlapt)
-PDF reader: yep, you guessed it, its already installed: XPDF
-Burning: Graveman (sigh...yes, also already installed)
And what is GSlapt I hear you asking? Its the graphical interface for the package management system in VectorLinux. You can use it to remove software, connect to our software repositories and install new apps and updates.
Lastly, you don't need Symantec/Norton's software anymore.