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What is the future of VSIDO?

vsido_banner_luke80The first year of VSIDO was to see what the community would really want as it developed.  When I first put it together, I really just got it to a point that it could be released and it was roughly my desktop.

On subsequent builds, things would get added and I never paid close attention the the cruft that was also getting installed with updates.

When I made the decision to go to just FluxBox, I built it from scratch and one segment at a time and began the build process after each segment to see where and what was happening.  Through this process, I was able to use ncdu and really analyze what was going where.  This led to a critical look at just what applications made up VSIDO and make better decisions on additional things.  Really, the short answer is that I took a clear look at the build and streamlined it

I am quite happy right now with VSIDO and think it is at the point that I can sit back and watch what the community does with it.  I keep seeing positive reviews for it, and I am hoping that continues.  The user base keeps growing and most seem pleased.

This is all beyond my wildest expectations of VSIDO, but in some ways I am not surprised.  I make it a point to stay involved first hand, I want to make sure everyone knows who I am and why VSIDO is what it is.

The really scary thing for me is, there seems to be no problems.  No one is reporting issues, and the forum is quiet.  I do not know if this is good or bad!!

Thank you,


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VastOne, aka, Terry Ganus is the main developer (i.e. The lead/only developer, the rest of us are just testers!!) of this wonderful, lean, and mean Debian SID based distro! Support at http://vsido.org or on any IRC client at irc.freenode.net in the #VSIDO channel. Hope to see you there...

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4 Responses to What is the future of VSIDO?

  1. Thank you both for these kind words. Of course I could not have done any of it with out the strong support of friends and a community that is one I am so proud of

  2. Appreciate that, and I couldn’t have written that any better or more succinctly! Thanks for contributing!

  3. Avatar statmonkey
    statmonkey says:

    Jed, your site looks good. I’ve been meaning to mention that and no time. This opportunity can’t be passed on tho, a chance out of VSIDO Forums to tell Terry what a great job he has done with VSIDO and building something from nothing. It’s a great distro, his involvement and hands on approach is exemplary and no matter what the future is for the distro he has a lot to be proud of. I concur with the admin. Best distro I have ever used. Keep up the good work, both of you.

  4. Well done Terry! Best Linux distro I’ve ever used. Hope the next year brings just as much success!

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