The Vector Linux team is happy to announce Vector Linux 6.0 Light Beta 1.
Find the ISO here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-Light-B1.iso
MD5SUM: f5bbde0167044ebd51f19b0bfc5a3f73 VL6.0-Light-B1.iso
VL Light is based on the same solid underpinnings as VL Standard. Aimed at lower powered computers, it uses the speedy iceWM and JWM Window Managers instead of a Desktop Environment. Running services are kept to a minimum and lightweight applications are chosen for the most common tasks.
"Light" does not mean "small". Light is biased towards simplicity and performance, but you get a complete and capable system. It can easily be expanded using the gslapt package manager or by compiling your own applications.
Package selection includes Pcmanfm 0.5 as your file and desktop manager. Opera 9.63 provides a fast and standards compliant web browser with Flashplayer 10 and Mplayer plugins, as well as e-mail and bittorrent clients. For local multimedia playback you will find Xmms, Gmplayer and Xine. The Wicd network manager makes it easy to manage wireless connections. Pidgin Instant Messenger 2.5.2 works with IRC, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google talk and several other services. The ultra-light Siag Office provides basic word processing and spreadsheet functionality. Graphics are handled by Gqview, Xpdf and Mtpaint. Additional programs include Xarchiver, Leafpad, Ripperx, Xchat, Gftp, Dillo, HV3 and the Fox applications. You can choose between the GDM or KDM login managers. GDM has the advantage of offering easy localization for non-English users.
Please give this one a good test and post your feedback, comments and bug reports in this thread:http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=8011.0
Thank you to all the testers, volunteers and contributors who made this release possible.