The perfect Linux for the old Compaq DeskPro. Although both XP and 2000Pro loaded and worked fairly well on the machine I desired to be rid of windows. The machine has a funky video card and 192mb Ram and moves at 450mh. I tried several distros ubuntu, kbuntu, minime, pclos, and many others; None would load. There were two live distros, Puppy and DSL that loaded but they had no better luck with the video card giving inconsistent and ugly desktop colors schemes.
Vector Linux is amazing, and truly turned the Compaq Deskpro into a useful machine. The installer is breath taking in its simplicity making the whole experience of installing Vector simply straight forward. Vector totally deals with the video card and produces a simply beautiful and seemly iridescent blue desktop; It's a pleasure to boot Vector and watch the smoothness with which it comes on line. Finally, I say thank you to the Vector development team for their applied genius and truly excellent work.