I have been experimenting with VL 6.0 STD Gold for a few days now. From my experiences, it appears to be a stable and user-friendly OS.
However, there is a problem I am finding with the loading of programs that require the root password. After selecting the program in the main menu (equivalent to the Windows Start Menu), a prompt for my root password shows up. I enter the password and press ENTER. Following this, sometimes the program loads, and sometimes it doesn't. At the times it doesn't load, an hour glass shows up for a long time then disappears with no sign of the program loading.
I have noticed that when the password is wrong, the program doesn't load, too. The OS shows the hour glass with no sign of the program loading. But I am sure that I am putting the password in correctly without the CAPS LOCK on or anything.
The same seems to occur even when using the keyring. At one time, I tried to load gslapt fom the System category of the Start menu and the hour glass showed up for a long time with no sign of the program loading. The next time I tried, doing the same exact thing, gslapt opened correctly.
Is this a bug or am I just doing something wrong?
I am running Vector Linux Std Gold 6.0 in Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.4 for Windows, to test it out, with the following specs on the virtual box:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz T9300
Base memory: 256 MB
Video memory: 32 MB
Sound: ICH AC97
I am wanting to possibly put Vector Linux on older machines (P3s) later on, if I get the time. Your operating system looks to be the best choice, so I hope that I can get these issues figured out.