Well, there's not a whole lot about me that's not similar to those around here, hehe. I've been in the linux scene since Redhat 5, then moved onto Slackware 10 when RH decided to make you pay for up2date services and ran that for about 4 years. Now that I'm down to one box instead of two, I decided a few weeks ago to give Windows XP the final boot (wine and dosbox WILL work, #*!!@*$), and spent a good amount of time (about a whole week) poring over the various distributions that were out there. I tried a lot of them, probably around 8-10 distros, and somewhere in there, I found Vector Linux. What caught my eye was how it was perfectly fine for programmers as all the tools they need were right out of the box! And true to form, that was the exact case. I erased all my other live cds (thank God for DVD-RWs!), downloaded the 5.9 release (although, I'm considering rebuilding to 6.0 RC 1 and seeing what I can find), and haven't looked back. VL 4 life baby! I plan on donating and becoming a contributor in whatever I can do very soon (New Year's resolution, hehe).
Personally, I've been a unix administrator for the past 11 years, starting with HP-UX 9 and working to 11i with Oracle integration and mixing it up with Solaris 10 (I wish we could get zfs). I live in South Carolina and don't really plan on moving as I'm working towards my nuclear radiation control degree (RADCON) and hope to get on at SRSNS (Savannah River Site Nuclear Solutions).
Good to see all of you!