VectorLinux 6.0 Light released
The VectorLinux team announced the release of VectorLinux 6.0 Light Linux Distribution. vectorLinux 6.0 Light is aimed at users with some Linux experience. It is biased towards technical simplicity and high performance. Based on VL6.0 Standard, the most resource hungry applications have been removed or replaced with lighter alternatives. Running services are kept to a minimum.
VectorLinux 6.0 Light comes with two window managers: IceWM, which is also the default one, and JWM (Joe's Window Manager). A complete Web browsing experience is provided through Opera and Mozilla Firefox, both capable of displaying Flash content and other video formats through Flashplayer 10 and MPlayer plugins. Wired and wireless network connections are set up and managed using Wicd.
Features of Vector Linux 6.0 Light
- Vburn CD burning application;
- Pidgin, a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client;
- Siag Office, a lightweight office suite;
- Gqview image viewer;
- Xpdf pdf reader;
- mtPaint painting tool;
- Xarchiver, supporting many popular archive types;
- RipperX CD ripping application;
- Xchat IRC client;
- Leafpad, a simple text editor;
- gFTP multithreaded FTP client;
- Gslapt package manager;
An optional "dev" package makes it a complete Linux workstation which includes a full development environment for programming and compiling code. Full kernel sources are also included. Alongside a huge array of typical Linux command line utilities and software you get scripting languages, man pages, documentation and a complete console based on bash. Multiple toolkits are installed, supporting a wide variety of applications. The system can be further expanded using the package manager or your own packages.
System requirements for VectorLinux 6.0 Light
- Pentium 200 or better compatible processor (i586 and up)
- 64 MB of memory - but 128 MB will greatly improve performance
- Hard disk space: 2 GB for an install with X-window system, Internet and multimedia applications. 3 GB for "everything". Absolute minimum is 1.1 GB
The 617 MB CD Image is created using low compression, which greatly speeds up the installation on slower machines. The disc contains boot floppy images for computers that are unable to boot from a CDROM drive.