Vector Linux is a small, fast, Intel based Linux operating system for PC style computers. The creators of Vector Linux had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be. What has evolved from this concept is perhaps the best little Linux operating system available anywhere. For the casual computer user you have a lightening fast desktop with graphical programs to handle your daily activities from web surfing, sending and receiving email, chatting on ICQ or IRC to running an ftp server. The power user will be pleased because all the tools are there to compile their own programs, use the system as a server or perhaps the gateway for their home or office computer network. Administrators will be equally as pleased because the small size and memory requirements of the operating system can be deployed on older machines maybe long forgotten.
VectorLinux 6.0 Light Linux distribution is designed to work with low-end machines, VL6.0 Light will need only a 200 MhZ processor, 64 MB of RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space. "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.
VectorLinux 6.0 Light features:-
* 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
* A "dev" package containing many programming tools.
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