I used Vector Linux a couple of years ago with an older computer because it was one of the few distributions that would run effectively. Since then, I have gotten really miffed at Microsoft, especially when upgrading from IE6 to IE7. What a waste of memory and resources! I had to upgrade my RAM from 256 Mb to 1 GB just because MS forced me into it. This brings on the possibility of upgrading to VISTA. It ain't going to happen.
I have installed Linux in a dual boot configuration, and am using it, so that when MS stops supporting XP I will be ready to completely transition to Vector Linux without much pain.
I have tried MEPIS, and it works well having a good inventory of applications. However, I do like Vector, and with the new SOHO release, it is an easy transition from Windows XP. There are a couple of glitches, like, how in the world do I use Amarok? It is not as intuitive as they say. Anyway if that is my worst complaint, then everything else is trivial.
The Vector 5.8 RC3 SOHO version was easier to install than the previous one. The video would barf on the last version install, and this one installed in about 10 minutes, more or less with no problems! I like the text-based installer.
Thanks for a really good looking distribution of Vector Linux. It looks good, works good, works fast, and hopefully, will last a long time.