Many of us here came here looking for a lightweight distro to rebirth an old hardware. I had a similar story. I just was getting more minimalist and felt I didn't need most of what fedora (core 2!, it's a long time ago
) offered me. I googled for 'lightweight linux distro' and 'fastest linux distro' many times, and then I hit vectorlinux.
(really) Fast, (really) stable,(really) friendly and small enough to make you feel useful and collaborate. Your ideas are respected, and you're encouraged to make them real. That's why I'm staying here
In no time, VL conquered all my hardware, old and new boxes.
So welcome to vl.
Regards from Spain.