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polaris96
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« on: January 18, 2015, 12:19:45 pm »

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.


Now.

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 Wink
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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 07:28:18 pm »

Hi Polaris96,

Welcome to Vector Linux Smiley.

You are right most of the documentation is geared towards new  and inexperienced users.

There is not much in the for the type of documentation that you are looking for.

The livecd is not really designed as volatile media. It is customizable in the
fact that you could customize the livecd.

Bigpaws
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 09:32:57 am »

Welcome to Vector Polaris96... Nice subject line Wink

I'd be happy to help in any way I can.  Nice to have you on board
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