Text in blue seems "washed out" in comparison to black font of links. This has the effect of conferring better definition and emphasis on the links. The reverse should be true, that is, the text should be in black and stand out most, whereas links should be in blue and secondary. If links are rendered blue, then the mouse-over can be dark blue, or use underline for mouse-over. I also suggest that paragraph headings (eg. Welcome to VectorLinux) be blue, same color as links . All the above, just like the forum Home page, incidentally.
The italics of "discover the difference" are the right touch.