Just thought I would introduce myself, my name is Luke, and I have recently started using Vector. I downloaded 5.8 SOHO a month or so ago and left the burnt CD on my desk and forgot about it. I have been an Ubuntu user until today. I decided to upgrade to Gusty 7.10 not long ago but had nothing but problems with it. I got fed up with the lack of control with it; no root logins, dumbed down gnome interface, compiz enabled by default (which I find highly annoying), and having to download so many apps just to get the system up an running how I like. Totally annoyed with gnome, today I installed Kubuntu thinking it might be more to my liking. I downloaded it, installed it, installed the apps I like to use, then performed a routine update. BANG! System doesn't boot. Highly annoyed and dreading the thought of booting up my pretty much unused Window XP partition, I looked around and found the Vector CD on my desk.
I have to say I am very impressed with what I have seen so far:
*perfect package selections with SOHO. I always use k3b, gimp, vlc, xine, openoffice, firefox, amarok, mplayer, ksirtet, libdvdcss, flash
*love the control of the text-based installer and most of all how quickly it installed. I didn't believe it installed that quickly at first; I let it start, went and had a coffee, came back and it was installed.
*package management seems simple enough although I still have to do more reading on slapt-get
*hardware detection was easy
*installation of Nvidia drivers was excellent
Although not essential it looks like Vector has only one weakness: graphical wireless configuration (which seems to be problem with most distros). Forgive me if I am not completely up to speed on the latest developments of this distro but for future versions seriously consider something like NetworkManager which is just a dream to use. And look at including the Liberation fonts in the next release.
Overall, wow keep up the great work!