Hi, my name is Bill, I'm Australian and, while I am new to Linux, I've working with and programmed computers for over 20 years. That makes me an "old hacker" which means I have nothing in common with "script kiddies".
I made the decision to move from Windows to Linux some time ago but have been frustrated by a lack of access to distributions (dial-up internet), and the sloppy programming and documentation in the distributions I was able to access. All have had good points but far too may annoying, bad, and down right stupid points to last more than a couple of hours.
So I've arrived at Vector Linux after some well known distros. The general presentation and style of this distro and the support forum is definitely a cut above the rest. I've downloaded "vl-5.8-std-gold.iso" and installed it (twice, or was that 3 times) so my present task is to get it ready to do some real work and replace my aging windows installations (98SE and 2000 Pro).
I've some questions already but will present those in the appropriate forums, I hope.
Windy old ...., aren't I. See you all in a little while,