VectorLinux SOHO 7.0
It’s available for download as two installable-only discs
The SOHO edition of VectorLinux is available for download as two installable-only discs of approximately 700MB in size each, which must be installed on a local drive. There’s no Live CD image available for download, so you won’t be able to try the OS before installing it.
A minimal boot prompt is implemented in the ISO images
Just like any other VectorLinux edition, the SOHO version uses a minimal boot prompt that is implemented straight in the ISO images, allowing you to start the graphical installer by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard.
VectorLinux is extremely easy to install
Installing VectorLinux is a breeze with the graphical installer implemented in the first ISO image. Keep in mind that the second ISO image will be required during the installation if you choose to install extra software packages.
The entire installation process shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes and requires users to choose a language and keyboard layout, select an installation source, partition the disk, select an installation mode, install a bootloader, set up the timezone, enter a root (system administrator) password, add users and select which services will be started at boot time.
A lightweight operating system for small and home offices
All things considered, VectorLinux SOHO is a great, stable, beautifully designed, lightweight and reliable operating system suitable for small and home offices.
The default graphical environment is powered by Xfce and includes a wide range of office-oriented applications, ranging from word processors and advanced text editors to presentation and database generators, as well as personal finance managers and mind-mapping apps.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on July 15th, 2014
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- The final release of VectorLinux 7.0 SOHO is now available. This release is built on the 7.0 GOLD release featuring the recently released KDE4.8.3 desktop experience. VectorLinux is the fastest Linux desktop in it's class bar none. We have spared no expense to bring the KDE4 desktop to the Linux community in a unique fashion that is best tried to see KDE4 at its most awesome potential. With the custom artwork, visual tweaks and a little Vector magic, behold SOHO as you have never seen it before.
- All the VectorLinux trademarks are included: DVD playback, Audio and Video Codecs, Multimedia and Java plugins are installed and working out of the box. The best of the Open Source world is included: Gimp, Scribus, Inkscape, Geeqie and Shotwell for Graphics; the latest Firefox and Opera for Internet Browsing; Pidgin and Xchat for instant messaging; K3B for CD burning ; Mplayer, UMplayer, Xine, VLC and Amarok for playing most available media formats. The office application suite is handled by the latest LibreOffice. Xfce4.8 and Fluxbox are also included to round out the desktop choices.
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