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willguy
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« on: August 13, 2007, 01:05:56 pm »

I would like to ask, "Why Should i Switch to vector linux?" I've seen this asked on other distro forums and it always stirs up good answers, so please let me know. thanks.
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 01:15:33 pm »

I can only speak for myself, but I think we do have a great distro put together...

Here is something you might consider looking @
http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3669.0
http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3268.0


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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 04:48:30 pm »

try it then you will know the answer...... Grin Grin Grin
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wcs
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 05:11:56 pm »

For me, it's mostly because of the friendly forum support, and a real sense of community involvement.
But of course, the fact that it is fast and functional, very user-friendly (whatever that means) and still allows you to learn about your system and easily customize it.
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tomh38
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 05:50:33 pm »

I started with Vector Linux because it's very solid and fast on older hardware.  I've stayed with VL because of this fantastic community ... and also because it's solid and fast on older hardware.

Some other things to consider:  most things work very well out of the box.  Naturally there will be some issues for some people, but that's true of any OS + hardware combination.  In my experience, Vector is one of the best distributions for going from a bare computer to a working desktop in a short time.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 06:22:41 pm »

I would like to ask, "Why Should i Switch to vector linux?" I've seen this asked on other distro forums and it always stirs up good answers, so please let me know. thanks.

I'm not going to pressure you into VL.  If you like making breakfast while your Linux boots up, well then that's your thing.  If you like getting flamed in forums for asking a question that you honestly don't understand...  don't join our  forums.  If you like having to download and burn several CD's just to get a usable desktop installed..  Don't download our CD.

You might be able to hand compile your own Linux system in a week or two, tweak and configure it in a couple months, and it might run faster than VL.   Maybe.... 

Or you can set aside 20 minutes of your life and install VL and start getting something done with your computer instead of dedicating all of your time to getting your computer running.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 07:36:12 pm »

1) you prefer a Lotus Elise to a Toyota Camry
2) you enjoy learning new skills
3) you enjoy being in a smaller community that is friendly but still has good facilities
4) you don't mind getting your hands dirty once in a while
5) your suggestions, if constructive, will actually be considered by the developers
6) you can easily contribute to the community of you wish and it will be appreciated
7) you care about still being able to use older computers that are still very capable and relatively fast with the right OS installed.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 08:00:56 pm »

You should start by just using vectorlinux.  Then, and only then, will you know why you should or shouldn't switch to vectorlinux.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 10:47:41 pm »

I like VectorLinux because it's fast, it's not mucked up to be non-Linuxlike, it runs what I'm interested in very well, we have a helpful community, and it's great for old AND NEW hardware.

I tried a bunch of distros a few years ago, but after VectorLinux 4.something came on the scene, it was so much faster than other distros that I lost interest in them.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 11:20:25 pm »

It was the speed which brought me here (I saw several references on forums to how fast VL is) and the community which keeps me here, plus the real opportunity to make a few humble contributions of my own.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 12:06:57 am »

Because the boss welcomes anyone to join as vectelopers.
Please send your contribution, no question asked  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 01:56:14 am »

Basically everything good that can be said about Slackware and more.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 09:08:44 am »

As has been said in so many different ways so far: VL is fast and VL's community is informative, helpful, kind, and friendly. Other distros may have an advantage for certain individuals but VL seems to have incorporated the big and little things in one place. (Of course I've only been around since VL4 live.)
Mike
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2007, 09:51:52 am »

its a very nicely tuned up slackware based distro.
The comunity is very good. Every single person reading this is a reson to be here.
Stick around and you wont regret it. This distro is deffinatelly the best slack based distro out there. I have tried almost all slack based distros, this is better. Faster and more stable, better tuned up (alot better than zenwalk)
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2007, 01:36:53 pm »


I started with VL SOHO 5.1.1 and can't say that I regret it. Now I use Standard 5.8 Release Candidate 3 and the thing what made me choose Vector Linux is the speed on my old hardware. I couldn't imagine that my old computer could keep up with such a fantastic distro without any flaws.

Why am I still using Vector you may ask?
The simple reason is that the community we have here is the best. I have been around and looking in other forums and the friendliness that we have here in the VL community can't be found in the other forums.
And as many users already have pointed out, the feeling to be a part of Vector Linux is something wonderful which I can't describe in words. You will have to try it out for yourself. Smiley

Regardless of what question you want to ask here in the forum or on IRC, there is always someone that will give you a helping hand. I can't even count the times I've gotten help for my smaller and bigger problems.

So I strongly suggest you to give VL a spin and I can almost guarantee you to 100% that you won't change to a different distro after you have given VL a go. Smiley
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