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Vectorbie Station => Introducing Yourself => Topic started by: civint on February 22, 2008, 10:54:26 am

Title: Oh, Hi!
Post by: civint on February 22, 2008, 10:54:26 am
Just a quick word to say "Hai Gaise!"...I'm a prospective universtity student at 18, and I have been using linux since I first got an old computer from my school that booted from network to windows, so I installed debian (probably not the best move for a n00b) and spray painted my pc green. It was a fantastic summer of learning about the foibles of linux.

HOwever, I graduated to Ubuntu for a while, and after getting slightly bored of their community (which I found not to be quite as good as I had imagined) I migrated via a few different distros to linux mint which I have been using for a while (from version 3.1 to 4.0) and I have found it to be a good overall OS, however, my computer is becoming what might be described as 'old':

Celeron D 2.8GHz
512MB of Ram
Nvidia 6200

And I have found mint to be lacking in stability and choice (I edit video as a hobby, and there is actually very little choice in their repos) although I would heartily recommend it to linux newcomers, I think it's not for me, and via arch (it was a nightmare to install...or set up at least, even with their wiki guide...it seems a lot of effort for a K.I.S.S distro, which is all good and well but I do like to have a GUI to edit settings. Then it's not myfault if it breaks  ;)) I have come back to Vector, since it has matured a lot since I installed it. And it comes with the nvidia drivers as default (or so I gather from looking at reveiws...) which is always a contributing factor.

I hope that it will keep my computer going until I get some nice student loans to misuse by upgrading my computer ;)

Civ
Title: Re: Oh, Hi!
Post by: rbistolfi on February 22, 2008, 06:40:52 pm
Hi civint, welcome to the forum.
I quite enjoy this section of the forum, when I can read the experience others had with Linux. I think you found a great match for your machine in this OS, and I am sure you will be interested in the Multimedia Bonus Disc project, powered by Dweeberkitty.
Surely VL will keep your machine going, I doubt you will leave it after the upgrade ;).
Nice to meet you, and welcome again.
Title: Re: Oh, Hi!
Post by: civint on February 23, 2008, 10:20:01 am
Thanks!  :D

Also, if I download the multimedia extension disk, will I be able to pop it in and install apps from the cd (using the cd as a repository, or do I just install it as a system?
Title: Re: Oh, Hi!
Post by: Dweeberkitty on February 23, 2008, 12:15:20 pm
Thanks!  :D

Also, if I download the multimedia extension disk, will I be able to pop it in and install apps from the cd (using the cd as a repository, or do I just install it as a system?

civint, welcome to Vector Linux! To answer your question, you can do both, install individual apps AND install it as a complete addon. You do not have to reinstall your computer to install it, it's just like a repository but you have the option to install all of the apps at once. Give it a spin! You can visit my site for more information about it and downloads: http://dweeberkitty.110mb.com/index.html
Title: Re: Oh, Hi!
Post by: Sivatheja on February 23, 2008, 07:02:42 pm
my computer is becoming what might be described as 'old':

Celeron D 2.8GHz
512MB of Ram
Nvidia 6200

Civ
Oh! My main computer that I work on has even lower configuration :D I dont work on videos though :)
Title: Re: Oh, Hi!
Post by: civint on February 24, 2008, 09:30:51 am
Dweeberkitty: Thanks a bunch for the infos! It look slike a sound addition to an already awesome distro!

sivatheja: Well then, I think that that shows just how quality a distro this is, lol.