The Vector Linux founder, Robert Lange has announced the first release candidate of VectorLinux 5.9.
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.
As said in its release notes of Vector Linux 5.9:
"We are proud to release the RC1 of VectorLinux 5.9 standard. We should not be to far away from a final at this point. We want to be looking at the overall usability of this release and where we can make improvements in the user experience. This includes squashing remaining bugs and improving the package mix. With this release we updated Firefox, SeaMonkey, Opera and the GIMP to their latest. We improved on the artwork (subject to discussion) and added a few software selections to balance the usability. We did some major code clean-ups to the init system and udev for faster boot-up and shut-down speeds. The development team is very pleased with this release we think you will be too."You can download the ISO of this release at here.