Vector Linux is a lightweight distro
with hand picked, well integrated software. It is distributed
in several flavours for specific purposes. There are 3 main
flavours to choose:
Linux. The foundation, ideally suited for an Internet
- Vector Linux
Deluxe. For sale. It has better support and more than
350 MB of additional software bundled on the CD.
- Vector Linux
SOHO. Ready out of the box for office use, built around
Then there are also some contributed flavours.
These are unofficial and not guaranteed to be sustainable.
Being a specific distro, Vector Linux
does not bother you with too much options, like the general
purpose, big, mostly bloated, distros. Just pick a flavour,
and you will get a light, fast, and very stable system, yet
surprisingly fancy and user friendly. Newbies love the simplicity
of auto setup and the software range, while hackers find it
as a clean and powerfull base to play with. More people are
simply hooked because only Vector Linux can run reasonably well
on their beloved old computers and for the fact that it is an
excellent distro to really learn what goes
on behind the scenes.
Since version 5.0, Vector Linux has a better integrated software
repository. From there, you can download:
- An ISO-file from /iso, /iso-soho,
or /iso-dynamite directory. Of course, you are free to download
more than one flavour.
- To install the ISO-file you may need
some tools from the /install directory.
- The /packages directory contains additional
software. You can download them manually, or use the vecpkg
after installing the distro.
Known mirror sites are:
Local documentation you may
want to read:
Linux Manuals. Here you will find several friendly documents,
including a General Installation guide, which explains many
ways of installing Vector Linux, including the direct ISO-file
method (so you don't have to burn the ISO-file to the CDROM).
Once the installation starts up, the process is simple and
quick. Your system will be ready to run in under 15 minutes
Linux FAQs. Collection of the best articles from our community.
For more updated ones, visit Vector Linux WIKI or Forum.
- Browser Test
Bed. Some pages to test your browser´s capabilities.
Vector Linux online
links you might be interested in:
Linux homepage. Our online headquarter.
Linux forum. Come and meet us here. It's as pleasant as
a Sunday market. One of the best support communities on the
Linux WIKI. Community documentation for Vector Linux.
Arguably the most updated ones. A must visit site. Please
come, read and contribute.
Linux bug tracker. Please report here if you find anything
Our uncle. You can borrow packages from here, also learn how
to do something in the old fashioned way.
Vector Linux founder is Robert S.
Lange from Canada. After gaining popularity, more developers
joined the project, literally, from all over the world. You
can join us too at Vector
Linux´s online forum.
Meet you there...