IMHO this is 1 good distro-better than most actually. At least better than most that ive tried. Trying to leave windows and vista is daunting especialy for me as I have an A+ and an MCSE from 01.
Which brings to the point linux has just way too many flavors all trying to do the same, offer an alternative. Yes I think all these flavors to choose from is great but (think of kid in candy store) will i ever find "one that just works" . You see the reason i cant stand windows anymore is im always tweaking or installing or configuring or nlightening (which works really great if you want to spend hours doing so). The list can go on for days as most of you know what makes windows suck i wont bother.
Ok so i started this mission after i got pissed @ microshaft
[in short my girlfriends computer less than a year old came with vista premium 32 bit, after a few problems i decided to do a reinstall
after checking out the shity upgrade disk that came with the system i decided on giving vista ultimate a try thinking maybe its like longhorn] I circumvented the time bomb once and because of that damn update system they use i screwed myself. I knew better but hey i didnt really care it was only temporay any way. I wanted to set up her system different anyway. Software raid, cause a problem between vista software and intel hardware ment that for me to get hardware raid it would be better to just go get a raid card. Dual boot to media center, a proper swap drive set up, special network options so i didnt have to ever actually touch the main pc to watch my movies from anywhere i wanted to even if it was off and a couple of other things as well that woulda been nice.
Here is where TSHTF I cant find the freakin OEM disk. The upgrade disk wont allow an install over exsisting os it wants to erase it, that is not an option as my 3 160 gigs are damn near full. Of my available options to save my stuff and have a running system the way i want it (think burger king) i said screw microshit.
Linux to the rescue! So now I've been looking for my distro; burning countless cd's and dvd's still after over a month. I've found 1 good for my laptop, one for my old system (p3 1ghz 256 mb). But I have yet to find 1 for her she is the point and click type, plays neopets and pogo games and all that other girl stuff ,her work deals with a company to provide all benifits i think its called mybenefits and guess what they require internet explorer for the site to work properly.
Now i would like a 64 bit system to drive my hardware to hell. So here I am Vector linux
As there is plenty more to post about my dilema I will stop here to see what replies i get to my first post here @ VL.