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Author Topic: Former Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora user, -now Vectorlinux! :)  (Read 3119 times)
stolpiller
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« on: May 08, 2010, 01:40:15 am »

Hello,

Well what can I say... i've been using linux mostly as dualboot with xp on different machines. Done some distro hopping. Tried Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Arch linux, Slackware, Suse, Mandriva, and probably some more on Distrowatch top 25-list...

Arch and Slackware being the two best. Great performance, and stable. But to me I found them a bit hard to use... don't mind get my hands dirty, but prefer when "it-just-works" so one can later go play with settings, optimizations, etc etc.
Debian was sloooooow, and Ubuntu is Debian + bugs.
Fedora, got me into rpm-hell... and suse/mandriva was like vista, slow and bloated.

So, I wanted something "based" on Arch or Slackware. And I found VectorLinux Smiley The only thing Arch has superior Slackware is Pacman (package manager), but I haven't tried Slapt-get yet. Heard it was good Smiley

Cheers
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nightflier
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 05:09:40 am »

Welcome to Vector. We have a friendly community with helpful people. Hope you stick around.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 05:15:43 am »

Again, welcome to Vector. Make sure to make ood use of the forums. The folks here are friendly.
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stolpiller
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 05:23:32 am »

That is nice! Smiley So far I really like Vector Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 05:06:39 am »

Welcome!

It's already been said, but ... make sure to post any questions/problems/observations.  I've gotten some really good help here, and if you have a difficulty it's safe to predict that forum members will keep helping you try different things to resolve an issue.

Quite a few members are very knowledgeable, and even among those less so (me!) you now and then get a good answer to a question.

I tried a bunch of different distibutions over the years (Mandrake, Stormix, Red Hat, MEPIS, Debian, etc.) and had good experiences overall with Linux, but I've settled down with VL because it works so well, and because of the great community.

Tom
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 01:36:20 pm »

Great to hear that Tom Smiley It's nice to know where to turn to, when getting stuck with something linux related.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 11:30:33 am »

same as you i had been a debian,freespire,ubuntu,mandriva,mint user b4 i found VL-KDE classic.

debian I think is ok, but very very slow on new stuff (but it is really stable if you like to be really behind the times lol)
ubuntu as you said is debian + many bugs (but my laptop seems to prefer it over anything else not sure why)
freespire i thought was great, but it died thanks xandors
mandriva was ok but again forced KDE4 on you.
mint not bad but some of the same bugs that show up in ubuntu show up in mint.

on my tower here, VL works like it should using KDE classic which ill use now untill KDE3 is removed

welcome to vector, as said above use the forums as we are really freindly
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2010, 03:40:05 am »

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mandriva was ok but again forced KDE4 on you.
I actually just used Mandriva with the LXde desktop.  But the company is now up for sale,...so who knows if Mandriva will still be around in the very near future, anyhow.  (Yup,...just Google "Mandriva selling" and a bunch of current info will show up).  Vector will continue for the "long-haul".  I admit that I got a bit worried when I heard rumours that Vector was going off the Slackware base,....but now I see I had nothing to worry about at all.  Vector works great, has all the apps I need, and has a great community. 
...welcome to Vector, stolpiller!   Grin
EDIT: BTW,..I've just been using Vector Standard,...but I simply MUST try SOHO or the KDE Classic on my main P4 computer (Vector 6.0 Std is on there now,...just flying).  Sweeeeeeet.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2010, 09:57:45 am »

didnt know mandriva was on the sale block
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 09:47:36 am »

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actually just used Mandriva with the LXde desktop.  But the company is now up for sale,...so who knows if Mandriva will still be around in the very near future, anyhow.  (Yup,...just Google "Mandriva selling" and a bunch of current info will show up).  Vector will continue for the "long-haul".

thanks for reminding vector users the current misfortune of mandriva org based in melancherly Paris...heard that before xmas from the sacked staffs of france telecom,now it came into truth finally...Mandriva 's not publicly hold company in reality, if so potential likely minded linux users/developper can purchase mandriva shares through online auction and gaining benefits, mandriva 's initially  in hands of illuminatee bankers and a simple  dice for bankers sucking bloods from stock "casino"houses in the name of venture capitals...
although french goverment office were officially encouraged to use mandriva for office work,now due to europe debts crisis,ruthless right-wing Sarcozy seems not giving further more financial  protect to mandriva any more...now you seehttp://www.mandrivalinux-online.org/news/news-0-91+mandriva-se-prononce-sur-la-situation-actuelle.php

mandriva key figure Adam Williamson should not accept the contiuation of job contract after mandriva take-over or merging, should fly with Air Asia from london to french colonial cambodia Phnom penh/or saigon relaxing a few months then start another linux distribution in Saigon
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vincent2
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 09:58:39 am »

our misfortunate France since  under leadership of Sarcozy, endless misfortunes and suffering,
le chômage continue d’augmenter...
in 2009,lost airbus 330...
Now Mandriva's going disappearing soon... 
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2010, 10:32:09 am »

I guess you haven't been following Mandriva very closely. The company has a long and illustrious history of being in financial trouble.

Currently, they're in talks with French company Linagora for a merger. This could actually be the best thing to happen to Mandriva and give it the financial stability it's never had.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 11:15:49 am »

don't think so...
end users's satisfications would compromise greatly...can't imagine how many long term loyal mandriva users would abondon it and switch to other distro. ...
Anyway that's good news for vector,  :)which's the one of  a few left-over  truely independent distro on whole planet.

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nitehawk
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2010, 02:02:49 pm »

vincent2,...
I know that it may look pretty bleak just now for the French distro (Mandriva).  I am still using Mandriva Free 2010 on my P4.  But we have to just wait and see what is going to happen.  Perhaps it just MAY be a good thing that another French company takes it over.  Time will tell.  And you know that good ol' Mandrake/Mandriva has more lives than a cat!   Grin
EDIT:  I just now replaced Mandriva (on my main P4 computer) with Vector.  I have Vector on my other (3) PIII computers,..and it does everything I need,...so I didn't see the need for different distros.  Not that Mandriva isn't an excellent distro (it is).  It's just that for me, personally,...Vector does what all I need and want.
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