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Author Topic: Here I am:)  (Read 2536 times)

kukibl

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Here I am:)
« on: January 26, 2008, 02:26:19 am »

Vector was my second distribution when I was starting with Linux 5 years ago. I can't even remember version number... ;D

After using it for 5-6 months I've converted to Slackware and later on ArchLinux (last 6 months), until recently. I've downloaded both 5.8 SOHO and 5.9 Standard; tested both (dual boot with Arch) and decided to convert to Vector last night. ;D

I really like what this distribution has become. I really appreciate all these inovations (compression, vpackager, cpufreq utility, cruxports4slack) and relaxed, friendly approach to end user. I hope you understood what I wanted to say. ;)

I am absolutely delighted with Vector and it is my distribution of choice in years to come. It has combination that I was looking for long time - real Slackware (simple, fast) + good choice of software + a little bit of automatation.

Great work VL team! :)
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wcs

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Re: Here I am:)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 03:02:49 pm »

It's exactly those "innovations" that I think make Vector special (of course, besides speed, community, etc..)
Strange that they don't get mentioned much in reviews.
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tomh38

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Re: Here I am:)
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 08:32:27 am »

kukibl,

Welcome back to Vector Linux!  I'm not a long-time Vectorite, but I absolutely love this distribution.  The community is one of the things that make it great, rather than just really good.

Tom
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kukibl

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Re: Here I am:)
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 12:03:42 pm »

Thank you, tomh38! :)

Yeah, I forgot to mention community... Good community is probably one of the most important things for any distribution.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 12:05:43 pm by kukibl »
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Greythanis

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Re: Here I am:)
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 10:56:02 pm »

well it's good to have you kukibl.  ;)

It's exactly those "innovations" that I think make Vector special (of course, besides speed, community, etc..)
Strange that they don't get mentioned much in reviews.

to my knowledge it is mentioned a bit. It's only through hunting through distro reviews i decided on vl.
Still, i know what you mean. it's widely understated.

Quick question: How did this community become so good?
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GrannyGeek

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Re: Here I am:)
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 02:37:31 pm »

Quick question: How did this community become so good?

I've been here for several years and the community has always been good. I think the No-RTFM rule has a lot to do with it. That means we're not supposed to answer questions by telling someone to "RTFM" with an air of disdain for the newbieness of the questioner. Once you find out that the atmosphere stresses niceness and helpfulness, new members feel free to ask questions and in time they are able to answer questions themselves.

We are also beyond fortunate to have members who are so knowledgeable and willing to share what they know.
--GrannyGeek
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exeterdad

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Re: Here I am:)
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 06:38:44 pm »

Quick question: How did this community become so good?

I've been here for several years and the community has always been good. I think the No-RTFM rule has a lot to do with it. That means we're not supposed to answer questions by telling someone to "RTFM" with an air of disdain for the newbieness of the questioner. Once you find out that the atmosphere stresses niceness and helpfulness, new members feel free to ask questions and in time they are able to answer questions themselves.

We are also beyond fortunate to have members who are so knowledgeable and willing to share what they know.
--GrannyGeek

RTFM...  I had to look it up :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM
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Joe1962

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Re: Here I am:)
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 12:51:29 pm »

RTFM...  I had to look it up :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM
LOL, so you basically RTFMed "RTFM"?... :D
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