Hello! My name's Mihail Ivanchev (short: Mischo) and I'm a 20 year old computer science student in Berlin, Germany. I'm originally from Bulgaria though. Anyway, I'm quite used to working with *NIX but this was sort of a new experience for me. I bought an old Celeron (733 MHz) with 128 RAM and onboard video with 4 MB. I was therefore looking for a lightweight distribution and came across VecLin for the first time (I knew it exists though). I downloaded the standard version and the joy began. Now, 4 months later, I think it's the best distribution for such PCs out there. The fact, that it's based on Slackware, makes it just PERFECT. I've always tried SOHO on my notebook, but I prefer staying with Gentoo there. Anyway, I was amazed how stable it is, after several hard reboots the system is still spotless, it's fast, it integrades with nearly EVERYTHING and it comes with a lot of usefull software preinstalled. Although not as configurable as Gentoo, the installation procedure is very flexible, easy going and nice. ALSA drivers also work perfect for my AC'97.
The bad thing I had to discover is the totaly unstable support for ATI devices. I bought a PCI Radeon recently, which the X Setup of Vector can't configurate propertly due to some heavy bug somewhere, which I haven't discovered yet. Therefore I would wish for a better ATI support in the new 5.9 release which I'm already looking for!!!
The lack of the "GV" suite for viewing PS files and a TeX-package are also somewhat sad. The GAIM should also be definetely changed to PIDGIN in the new release.
But otherwise I'm 100% satisfied. I teach students myself and the distribution includes everything one would need for the process of writing, correcting and uploading tasks of any kind.
Oh, the most important thing, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! upload the cdrtools suite and any software that deals with burning CDs!!!! The SCSI emulation is no longer required for 2.6.* kernels and I couldn't burn a single CD with vec lin so far..
But any way! If you need a developer or tester, just give me a call. I would like to see VectorLinux growing in power and might!