The first beta version of Vector Linux SOHO 3.0 is now available for download. Some quick features: vlautosetup tool has been integrated to the install routine so all hardware can be configured, namely the mouse, the network card, XFree86 4.2.1, cdroms, and sound are automatically setup and ready to be used upon first boot. KDE 3.1, IceWM, and XFCE are the available window managers/Desktops and OpenOffice.org 1.0.2 Koffice 1.2.1 are included. Screenshots here.
Vector Linux SOHO 3.0-beta1 Available
2003-02-26 Linux 11 Comments
Hey Tony…you got me interested enough to download it and give it a try (when I have some time). I’m looking forward to seeing all of your hard work…at work
How is it different from the normal Vector Linux?
Wow, they need some people with an eye for what looks good and what looks like crap. Cuz right now, it is just the latter.
cn, you may not like the microgui theme but it is well developed for a beta. It was nice to load the OS and immediately have access to phoenix, OO.o, evolution, gaim, and gFTP. Besides, anyone who uses Linux knows that they can arrange things as they please.
Maybe you noticed that the .fluxbox is shown in the screenshot. However, it is not available in the menu options when you load startx at the command line.
<<By LPH: Maybe you noticed that the .fluxbox is shown in the screenshot. However, it is not available in the menu options when you load startx at the command line.>>
i had Vector-3.2 installed for a while, it seems to run OK, but it has a unique WM launcher named XwmMenu.ini in /etc it does not launch just any WM, i ditched it after fiddling with it for a few weeks and put good ol Slackware back on, atleast i know Slackware will play friendly by letting me decide which WMs i want to install & run…
overall, Vector is OK, just needs more polishing…
I was wondering the same thing myself
It is the desktop/office version of Vector Linux.
what does that mean? I take it to mean Vector Linux 3.2 doesn’t come with any sort of office suite (ie no koffice or openoffice.org). Is that correct?
I would ask its developers, I never used Vector Linux personally.
The biggest difference is the install size.
VL 3.2 has a very small footprint which works great on older PC’s and laptops or for the user that is looking for a more streamlined Linux. Open Office.org is included in the purchase CD but must be installed manually. There are actually a large number of extra packages that can be easily added.
SOHO 3.0 has a fairly large footprint in comparison and is geared towards the Small Office/Home Office user or Power Home user. It comes preinstalled with KDE 3.1, IceWM and XFCE. The icons and backgrounds are for the most part the same for all the installed Window Managers. SOHO also has WIFI support, PDA support, and the automatic hardware configuration tool that runs during install. It can also be run later through the VASM setup menu.
Our main userbase has responded quite favourably to the background wallpaper with our logo and colour scheme. As with any Linux distribution, if you don’t like the default theme or background, you are encouraged to change it and in fact most people do. The reason for keeping the older KDE Classic Icons was so that the different window managers still had a similar feel.
We are in direct communication with our userbase every single day as you can tell from our community based forum. If you feel you can help us out with some suggestions, please feel free to drop by the user forum and let us know what you think.