I have been "shopping" for a Linux for my Dell 600 laptop. I was not willing to get into programming or heavy configuration to "make it go". I was happy when Vector came up and... even wireless worked. Happy! I did make a mistake the first time, choosing a bad video mode. More modest settings worked. A test mode button would be nice, other Linux's use this.
There are many out there with way less Linux "under the belt" and I would like to see the partitioning easier for them. Perhaps defaults like: "use whole drive and repartition automatically" or for those who insist on the buggy crash prone m.s. o.s. "automatically resize and partition", for the dual boot option.
My first XFSC desk top too. Looks nice, so far the set up to personalize and get "my stuff" in it have worked quite well. I also read some of the forum "how to's" before downloading and the instructions were well written and quite helpful. I found the new O.S. for my laptop.
Good job and thank you Vector team! ---mike
I'm missing my Vector Linux 6.0 Standard. For some reason, my GX270's power supply decided to crash and so I had to revert to my GX240 which is currently running openSUSE 11. But I should have a Power Supply and get back to my Vector Linux soon. (Actually had two computer power supplies go out on the same night -- and the other computer wasn't even turned on.)
Tomorrow I'm going to be installing VL 6 on my brother's Latitude D400 so I may let everyone know how that works out.
Welcome to Vector Linux, BTW. I haven't been here that long -- but I sure miss its speed right now. As for the partitioning, I agree that, for newbies, it's a little intimidating -- one reason I don't reason I don't always suggest VL for new Linux users. I haven't had any problem with the monitor install so far, however.