I just installed Vector Linux 7.1 STD RC2 on my 4.5 year old HP Mini 110 netbook. Any distro can work on this machine but most need some tweaking to get them to work after installation. It's not a system where I expect anything to "just work".
To my very pleasant surprise VL 7.1 just works on this netbook. Wireless and wired internet configured correctly out of the box, video done right, sound fine. The installer display was perfect on the netbook, something no previous version of VL accomplished, and in general the graphical installer is much more polished and much simpler than I remember. Great job by the developers.
A few very minor quibbles: I agree with the previous comment that hiding passwords should be included. I'd rather if it was optional but it should be there. Also, why Quit or Reboot at the end? Aside from troubleshooting a problematic install, why would anyone just quit? Perhaps that button should be renamed to drop to shell or something. Finally, just before packages start installing there is a period where, on older hardware like this, the installer looks like it hangs for quite a while. It isn't hung; it is working but there are no visual cues to tell a VL newcomer to be patient.
On the overall I really, really like what I see. Huge improvement over 7.0 when it was first released. I'll bash on it over the next few days and see if I can come up with anymore bugs. I'll also give the 64-bit a go next week when I'll have some time at home on the desktop.