Welcome aboard indeed MDKerr! And do give VectorLinux, either 6.0 Standard, or the Light Edition, a good try-out on your computer as I think you'll enjoy one or the other---or like me, BOTH!
I know... talk about "over-kill" on one hard drive, eh? I make up for it though by having Mepis-8.0 on another partition. hehe! ( But my favourite is 5.9 Light! )
Hey Dave? Get well soon and if possible, go see a doc. I'm here in Maine as well and this flu bug that's making the rounds here is nothing
to fool around with my friend, believe me. Ends up usually as a wicked case of Sinusitis, which my family has been battling the past two months.
Good luck Dave and get well soon!