I wonder sometimes if you folks that put out VectorLinux have any idea of the good you do. And how much you affect others.
Just take my day today for example. It was filled with Vector. I went down to the office and replaced Fedora with VL 5.8 on one of the office machines. Wrestled with the wireless and Basic Books, but all else went well. Project for tomorrow. Fedora, for my blood, is just too time consuming, always needing updating or some such.
I then tried to load VL5.8 on two older Compaq machines for our Club and ran into trouble....as soon as it started to write to the disk, it blew up. Probably a fdisk problem and perhaps I can find the paper I wrote all that stuff on. Changing heads or something. Every rare once in a while, CFdisk just doesn't do the trick.
Then home to a family who was waiting for one of the volunteer Club machines....I gave them a Vector lesson (and our Club gave them a free computer). When she got to try it, the girl who the computer was for immediately went to her page on MySpace. I suspect she could care less about much of anything else. But, though I was a bit disappointed, she was very happy.
Now to work, accessing google.docs on my Omnibook running 5.8.
Perhaps one of the things that I most appreciate about Vector is its choice of software. This really opened my eyes. I just don't have time to experiment with all that is out there and it was great that Vector had pretty much done that for me. (with a couple of exceptions, if its not on the testing, packages, extra or patches repositories, I pass it by). Its easy compatibility with postgresql is wonderful. It introduced me to Tea, a program I use more and more. And though it didn't tell me about SimpleBackup, it nonetheless runs it well (once I figured out that the root partition wasn't big enough and changed SimpleBackup's /tem to my home directory).
Anyway, again, thanks folks. You are giving the masses amazing quality for an even more amazing price (zero). You are changing people's lives. Perhaps, sometimes when you are working late at night on some VL fix or improvement, it might be nice to know this.