waynev: None of the major distros has problems getting security patches on a timely basis. Show me even one example where Ubuntu, Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS, Suse, Mandriva, Debian, or Slackware has failed to do so over the past few years. Just one. You can't do it. They all take security seriously. Your claim that every distro faces this problem is pure B.S.! Again, I challenge you to show me even one documented example.
Blinders? You're the one whose nuts if you think this isn't important. It absolutely prevents us from reaching a wider audience. I can't think of anything more important to solve. I know the developers take this issue VERY seriously even if you don't.
Where on earth do you get the idea that the world isn't told about VL? There are articles about and reviews of VL all over the net. What have you done to get the word out? What makes you think that I don't help get the word out? Go to the O'Reilly Media website (you know, the folks who are the largest publisher of technical books, including Linux books) and search out how many articles about Vector Linux I've written over the past three years. The search for my name and Vector Linux on lxer.com, linuxtoday.com, and linux.com. Tell me again how I have blinders after that or how I or anyone else you're lecturing to has been deficient in getting the word out.
I'm really, really tired of you and your other newbie buddy telling us that we're not doing whatever it is we're supposed to do to let the world know we're here. I'm also really, really tired of reading the idea that we can ignore our shortcomings and put out crap compared to the major distros and it won't matter so long as we get the word out.
OK, since you see the world so much more clearly than I do how about you or your buddy offer up one concrete suggestion of what we're supposed to be doing to get the word out that we aren't doing already. I haven't seen one yet. All I see is a lot of pontificating, spouting off, and claiming that you two newbies no so much bettter than those of us who have been using this distro for years. Also, while you're at it, tell us how you are going to volunteer to make this distro either better known or better technically. I've been getting the word out on every major Linux forum. Have you? I've been building packages and lately I've helped to maintain our repositories. What have you done?
Do you still think I have blinders? Methinks you have no clue whatsoever about what you are talking about. Do a little Google search next time before making accusations, OK?
Oh, and posting the same nonsense on multiple thread doesn't make it any less nonsensical.