Why I like Vector Linux (and my suggestions for future releases)
1. fast installer (keep it text-based and don`t make LiveCD, follow Slackware`s "Keep it simple, stupid" rule. LiveCD will not make windows user to switch to VL. I think that linux generally is not designed for average-joe users but that`s my opinion anyway.)
2. SOHO and KDE comes with almost every application I need (so concentrate on SOHO which is fast and usable, especially konqueror with its ability to split windows and open sftp://, ftp:// or smb:// session in them - wonderful. I can easily add a samba printer in KDE, which I cannot under XFCE, digikam works much better for me than gtkam, etc. Open Office is the only competitor to MS Office, so if you want to target less geeky audience drop VL standard edition and concentrate on SOHO unless you add konqueror, k3b, OO and digikam to VL Standard
3.It has flash, java and codecs available out of the box and It has mplayer and mencoder and vlc.What I don`t like in Vector Linux (and my suggestions for future releases)
4. Buggy VASM (this tool would be very useful but needs improvements)
5. Poor laptop support (wireless
, hibernation etc). Laptops will dominate soon and this must be kept in mind.
6. Poor repository. I couldn`t find for example Skype for my SOHO 5.8 in VL repository and had to download Slackware 11 version. This is minor problem if you want to target geeks who compile apps themselves, but less geeky users need better availability of packages. (Anyway, in future releases remain compatible with Slackware)