So I'm a refugee of the recent init system carnage (don't worry. No politics, here.)
I started on SVR4 in the early '80s on serial machines. Took a long hiatus in the '90s and wound up "discovering" how far GNU had come when I chucked windows in 2002 (which, in itself is a story...)
Until recently, I was happy in debian. Then made my way to slackware and realized my UNIX chops had been calcified by lack of use. AND I remembered how really crisp and elegant a Unix platform can be with proper tuning. So, all things considered, I'm happy with the way things went and I LOVE my slack64 platform.
But then... I have a side business which uses LIN machines for mom & pop companies... uh-oh big admin. And I've got laptops... etc,etc,etc.
And Vector looks like exactly what I wanted. It's like you all anticipated my choices and made them before I even realized they were choices. Thank you. Deeply.
This distro is what ubuntu aimed to be: fast, light, friendly to normal users and almost entirely free of bloatware. I love it. I'm only surprised your user base isn't humongous.
Let's talk engineering for a moment. Is there any deep doo-doo on the nuts and bolts? why so many loop devices. How are the Fs'es being compressed and decompresed on the fly in the light edition? Can I alter the live image with slapt-get (or installpackage, for that matter) if it's on volatile media?
ANYTHING available documentation -wise, would be awesome. The project docs seem to be targeted for normal users or noobs. I want to implement this system on a large scale and I'll need to know a bit more before I can commit. Are there any resources available at the administrator or developer level?
I know this isn't a question forum. Please take the remarks above as rhetorical. I'll ask in the proper place. Thank you all again and I'm really happy to be here