This tempts me to try to get QUT to drop Redhat (and ADIOS) in favour of Slack (and by extension, Vector)
The Uni event was not official, some of our LUG members are students and one is (I think) Engineering staff so we got to use a room there. I don't know what Linux the Uni uses (I didn't get to the event and none of my kids go to Newcastle Uni). In any case, go gently in trying to change officialdom.... Redhat is better than nothing!
Personally, I find the best way to have people try Vector (and I wish we had a more recent SOHO Live CD) is to suggest that it is the best distro for any box running at 1GHz or under. That is how it was part of the Software Freedom Day programme. Most of the people in LOGIN use *buntu or other Debian based distros, so most of the CDs given away were the latest Ubuntu.
I did give a lot of VL away at the markets though and found it to be really positive, see more of my experiences at our Learners Group : http://groups.google.com/group/westlakes-linux-learners/browse_thread/thread/c8eff2e8b79b304e
About two years ago I said "adios" to my fedora core 2, and said "hello" to VL. My distro hoping ended there.
Was that "distro hopping" that ended, Kidd? While there's life there's hope! But I know what you mean... Vector is one smooth distro after trying the others.
Hey, the first week in ages that I missed the fair at Broadmeadow! Sorry to have missed your stall.
I have been using VL since January on my new computer that i bought in bits from that very computer fair! In fact, Vector Linux was the only distribution amongst 5 or 6 that would install on the new hardware that i had bought! I have not looked back to the other distribution that I had been using for years! It seems so....bloated now.
So chalk up another Newcastle, NSW, Australia Vector Linux user!
Since I have opened my mouth, I would just like to add that having used Linux for about 6 or 7 years now (and computers since my TRS-80 Model III Basic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80#Model_III), never has my computing experience been so smooth and trouble free. Thank you, and congratulations to all the people involved, including the contributors to this forum.
ps. Hello everyone.
Good to hear from you boneygamba! Big welcome - first post too!
Doesn't Vector scream on later model hardware? My daughter's 2.0 Ghz P4 notebook is pretty much never booted into Windows now.
Yep this is my 8th year with Linux, 3rd with Vector. It's all good!
Do you come to LOGIN? I would love to have another Vectorite there. If you are located near the lake it would be great to see you at Learners too.