Hi Greythanis, welcome to the forum.
I've come to learn more about GNU/linux, with a goal of becoming a guru/programmer, and also to participate in what seems to be an excellent distro.
For learning about Linux, VL is an excellent distro.
I came to VL from SuSe (I believe version 9.2), which was far too slow for my old computer back then. I had a little trouble understanding VL at first, but thanks to the help on the forum that was quickly solved. I always was interested in programming/scripting, and this has only increased since.
I learned some C, and thankfully Linux has all the tools needed to program. Unfortunately though, I have come to dislike programming in this language. I really hoped that once I had finished my book, I would be ready to program. Unfortunately, this is not the case (at least not with the books I have). For instance, my books offer little guidelines about using libraries, header files, and other rather important stuff. And even if those where there, you still have to learn a new API for pretty much every library you want to use. You want a GUI? Well, time to start learning GTK+ (looks nice, takes a lot of effort), Motif (ugly, never tried), or drop C entirely and continue with C++ so you can use other GUI's like Qt. Oh well, these are just my personal trouble with programming. I do hope to become a "good" programmer one day, but it sure takes a lot of time.
So I look forward to talking with all you VL users, but be warned i am likely only going to be able to post about once a week.
Try to make your posts as complete as possible. There's a good guideline that's likely to help solve your problems in less posts here: http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=56.0
See you next week