Just had to share this. Have been a long time Linux user. Made a detour at those exciting times when BeOs came up. And when that was lost, returned to Linux. Tried and used many (Suse, Knoppix, Debian, DSL, Puppy, Xandros, Ubuntu, GobeLinux and Dynebolic). Used Xandros for my production machine for a while. That box is to be converted to a HTPC soon using KnoppMyth.
Had a Dell Latitude C600, Pentium III 750 MHz, 256Mb lying around. Both Puppy and Dynebolic performed well on this box. Except for Wifi, couldn't get my Linksys WPC54G card working. Most likely my fault, but annoying nonetheless. With all the experimenting going on, fell in love with the "less is more" window managers.
And then I stumbled upon VectorLinux 5.9 STD Gold. And somehow it all came together. Had fallen in love with Xfce before, so this turned out to be a perfect match. And wireless working out of the box! Joy all over.
It has been such a pleasure the past week using this "old" machine that is has rapidly become my production machine: blogging, office-apps for my small business, podcasting with audacity, gimp, scribus, watching dvd's, and programming in lua.
It just simply works.
So VectorLinux it will be. (with Puppy and Dynebolic in the back pocket when I have to travel very light or have some very special multimedia task)
Thanks for this great distro!