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VectorLinux

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


VectorLinux is a small, fast, Intel based Linux operating system for PC style computers. The creators of VectorLinux 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 there is a lightening-fast desktop with graphical programs to handle daily activities from web surfing, sending and receiving email, chatting on IRC to running an FTP server. The power user will be pleased because all the tools are there to compile programs, use the system as a server or perhaps the gateway for home or office computer network. Administrators will be equally pleased because of the small size and memory requirements, so the operating system can be deployed on older machines that have long been forgotten.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 66 (221), 6 months: 76 (192), 3 months: 78 (201), 4 weeks: 86 (205), 1 week: 70 (199)


Vector Summary
Distribution VectorLinux
Home Page http://www.vectorlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/
Documentation https://vector.ecosq.com/ic/HowTos
Screenshots http://vector2.ecosq.com/screenshotsLinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://vector2.ecosq.com/downloads
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News
 • 2014-04-07: Development Release: VectorLinux 7.1 RC1
 • 2012-07-15: Distribution Release: VectorLinux 7.0 64bit
 • 2012-06-01: Distribution Release: VectorLinux 7.0 "SOHO"
 • 2012-03-22: Distribution Release: VectorLinux 7.0 "Light"
 • 2011-11-28: Distribution Release: VectorLinux 7.0
 • 2011-10-12: Development Release: VectorLinux 7.0 RC3.4

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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 7.1-beta1 7.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.1 4.3 4.0 3.2 Feature
Release Date 2013/11/27 2011/11/28 2009/02/22 2007/12/23 2006/12/18 2005/07/26 2004/09/19 2003/10/07 2003/02/05 Release Date
End Of Life                   End Of Life
Price (US$)         27 27 23 23 20 Price (US$)
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Fluxbox, IceWM, Xfce Fluxbox, Xfce IceWM, Xfce IceWM, Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management TXZ TXZ TLZ TLZ TLZ/TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ Package Management
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i486 i486, x86_64 i486 i486 i486 i486 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en, es, no, pt, ru -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 7.1-beta1 7.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.1 4.3 4.0 3.2 Full Package List
Package 7.1-beta1 7.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.1 4.3 4.0 3.2 Package
abiword (3.0.0) 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.6.5 2.5.2 2.4.6 2.2.5 2.0.7 1.0.4 1.0.3 abiword (3.0.0)
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 1.0.18 1.0.15 1.0.11 1.0.9 1.0.5 -- -- alsa-lib (1.0.28)
ati-driver (14.301.1001) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (14.301.1001)
bash (4.3) 4.2 4.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b bash (4.3)
bind (9.10.1) 9.9.3-P2 9.7.3-P1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.10.1)
chromium (38.0.2125.111) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (38.0.2125.111)
cups (2.0.0) 1.6.3 1.4.6 1.3.9 1.3.3 1.2.6 1.1.23 -- -- -- cups (2.0.0)
dhcp (4.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.0pl2 3.0pl1 3.0pl1 dhcp (4.3.1)
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.42.8 1.41.14 1.40.8 1.39 1.38 1.35 1.34 1.27 1.27 e2fsprogs (1.42.12)
firefox (33.0.2) 25.0.1 8.0.1 3.0.6 2.0.0.11 2.0 1.0.4 -- -- -- firefox (33.0.2)
freetype (2.5.3) 2.5.1 2.4.4 2.3.8 2.3.5 2.1.9 -- -- -- -- freetype (2.5.3)
gcc (4.9.2) 4.7.2 4.5.2 4.2.3 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.3.4 3.2.3 2.95.3 2.95.3 gcc (4.9.2)
gimp (2.8.14) 2.8.8 2.6.11 2.6.5 -- 2.2.13 2.2.1 -- -- -- gimp (2.8.14)
glibc (2.20) 2.16.0 2.13 2.7 2.5 2.3.6 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.2.5 2.2.5 glibc (2.20)
gnome-shell (3.14.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.14.1.5)
gnucash (2.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.4)
gnumeric (1.12.18) 1.10.17 1.10.12 1.8.2 1.7.12 1.7.4 -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.18)
grub (2.00) 2.00 1.99rc1 -- 0.97 -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.14.4) 2.24.13 2.24.1 2.12.9 2.10.14 2.8.20 2.6.1 2.4.4 1.2.10 1.2.10 gtk+ (3.14.4)
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.10)
inkscape (0.48.5) -- 0.48.1 0.46 -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.48.5)
k3b (2.0.2) -- -- 1.0.5 1.0.3 0.12.3 -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.2)
kdelibs (4.14.2) -- -- -- -- 3.4.2 -- -- -- -- kdelibs (4.14.2)
kmod (18) 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (18)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.22.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.3.3) -- -- -- -- 2.0.0 -- -- -- -- libreoffice (4.3.3)
Package 7.1-beta1 7.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.1 4.3 4.0 3.2 Package
linux (3.17.2) 3.10.20 3.0.8 2.6.27.12 2.6.22.14 2.6.18.5 2.6.11.7 2.6.7 2.4.20 2.4.19 linux (3.17.2)
lxde-common (0.99.0) -- -- 0.3.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.0)
mariadb (10.0.14) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.0.14)
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.8.1)
MesaLib (10.3.2) 9.2.3 7.10.2 7.2 7.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- MesaLib (10.3.2)
mysql (5.6.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.6.21)
nautilus (3.14.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.14.0)
NVIDIA (343.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (343.22)
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- 3.4.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (8u20) 7u45 6u29 6u2 1.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u20)
openssh (6.7p1) 6.2p2 5.8p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.4p1 3.9p1 3.8.1p1 3.2.3p1 3.2.3p1 openssh (6.7p1)
openssl (1.0.1j) 1.0.1c 0.9.8r 0.9.8h 0.9.8f 0.9.8d 0.9.7e 0.9.7d 0.9.6d 0.9.6d openssl (1.0.1j)
perl (5.20.1) 5.16.1 5.12.3 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.6 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 perl (5.20.1)
php (5.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (5.6.2)
postfix (2.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (2.11.3)
postgresql (9.3.5) -- -- 8.3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.3.5)
Python (3.4.2) 2.7.5 2.7.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.4.3 -- -- -- -- Python (3.4.2)
qt (5.3.2) 4.8.5 4.7.0 3.3.8b 3.3.8 3.3.5 -- -- -- -- qt (5.3.2)
samba (4.1.13) 4.1.2 3.5.10 3.0.33 3.0.26a 3.0.23c 3.0.7 3.0.4 -- -- samba (4.1.13)
systemd (217) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (217)
thunderbird (31.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (31.2.0)
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.3 7.1 7.1 7.0 -- -- -- -- vim (7.4)
vlc (2.1.5) -- -- 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.1.5)
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.10.2 4.8.3 4.4.3 4.4.2 4.3.99.2 4.2.0 4.0.6 3.8.16 3.8.16 xfdesktop (4.10.2)
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- 1.1.19 1.1.16.1 1.1.8 1.1.2 1.0 1-rc2 -- -- xine-lib (1.2.6)
xorg-server (1.16.1) 1.14.0 1.9.5 1.4.2 1.4 (6.9.0) (6.8.2) -- -- -- xorg-server (1.16.1)

Previous releases:
3.0 - 2002-10-18
2.5 - 2002-04-02
2.0 - 2001-06-19
1.8 - 2000-12-04
1.5 - 2000-09-13
1.0 - 2000-06-28


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