My vectorlinux box crashed very hard recently. Almost always, I am able to fix it. This time, I tried for 3 or 4 nights to no avail.
Would not boot. Not sure what the problem was but part of it was hardware, 3ghz machine kept having cpu overheating problems.
Last night it it would overheat and die before I could get in even to text boot and fix anything to get it booting.
I've been interested in trying xbuntu for awhile, so I switched out machines to an older 2ghz dell and installed xbuntu.
When I did so, I was able to load my vector drive and copy off my wallpapers, icons, documents, music, amiga os and dos directories, which
had an incredible amount of stuff on them. Compiz works with the video I had around, an older nvidia.
So I'm at a slightly slower pc with xbuntu because I was very tempted by the amazing amount of point click and install stuff in
the ubuntu repositories. This computer, even being 1ghz slower, sure boots faster, (about 90 seconds faster than vector on 3ghz)
and I installed tons of stuff that vector dosn't have or dosn't work. Seems a bit faster at 2ghz than vector does at 3ghz, at least for
general usage. Vector wins for heavy loads I think.
Not sure I like ubuntu. Its tougher to customize and after you try some of that software you've wanted for vector for a long time you realize you would
not use most of it anyway. It IS stable and I can have lots of software I couldn't have before...but something seems missing.
Now I'm thinking of wiping the drive and starting over with vector again. I'm giving it a bit more time I think before deciding what to do.
I see the advantages of ubuntu very clearly but I kind of feel like I moved in to a much bigger house in a swanky neighborhood but
then realized its not what I really wanted. I really can't decide what to do.
I would like to be a greater part of whatever community I decide to stay in. I think I need that somehow because I'm crazy passionate about this,
and perhaps there is more room in vector than elsewhere. I will be off on a new path for awhile... But you never know where that path may lead
you, it can sometimes lead you right back to where you started I suppose.