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Review: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard Edition

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Vector Linux, a derivative of Slackware Linux, is an all in one Linux distribution targeted towards both beginners and the Windows refuge. Designed to be both powerful and easy to use, Vector Linux takes the Linux desktop and makes it enjoyable to use. Think of it as Slackware simplified.

Extremely simplified given the complexity of Slackware. The latest version of the Standard Edition comes with the Linux kernel and XFCE4 by default, although both are easily upgradeable once you've completed the install. Vector Linux comes in two flavors, Standard and SOHO, and each comes in two versions, a regular install cd and a live cd. Since they're noticeably different in key areas, I'll only going to concentrate on the Standard edition for this review. For those who don't know the main differences, the Standard version is designed to be resource lite as it's targeted towards users who have older machines, whereas SOHO is the full “bells and whistles” version designed for more modern machines. As such I'll be covering the SOHO version in another writeup.

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