My friend, I like a live-cd from this perspective. It allows me to preview the distro and in particular hardware compatibility issues I may encounter.
If it isn't live, you have to install it. If you don't like it or it doesn't like your computer, then you have to uninstall it. As far as Vector Linux, I don't see how you could not like it. Thus leaving you with does it like your computer? It likes mine that's for sure.
At a point of time in the past, I decided Linux was the OS for me. From then on, hardware purchases are made with the hope and expectation of maximal Linux support. I can pretty well expect a minimum of hardware issues with any Linux I install.
If any Linux is likely to like my computer, the ball is mine. I get to decide what Linux I like.