After much anticipation, the VectorLinux development team proudly announces the second public beta release of VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO. Built on the rock solid base of VL 5.8 standard, the latest SOHO includes a custom 2.6.20 SMP Kernel, compiled with bootsplash, squashfs, lzma, and realtime patches. It supports reading and writing to NTFS-formatted media via fuse and ntfs-3g. The desktop environment is KDE version 3.5.6 with Kmyfirewall, Amarok 1.4.5, and Open Office version 2.1, as well as many other multimedia applications such as VLC 0.8.6a, Mplayer 1.0RC1 and graphics editors such as The Gimp version 2.2.13 and Xara Xtreme version 0.7. Printing is supported by cups version 1.2.8, hpijs drivers for HP printers, and gutenprint drivers for many popular printers. There is a whole new look and feel, from the boot menu to the desktop.
This release includes the new linux Tax program TaxGeek, more new graphics, even more wireless drivers, and lots of squashed bugs.
Tax time is approaching and soho is ready.
We have added a few unique twists to peak your imagination but we will say no more...........
Please be reminded this is a beta release and although this was prefaced with several internal test releases we expect that there are still bugs to be squashed.