I don't know when he wrote the article, but OOo is in our repositories. It rubbed me the wrong way when he said, "While Abiword and Gnumeric are capable, you'll want the SOHO edition if you need OpenOffice.org." I've had OOo on 5.8 Standard since the beta days. Before we had it in the repositories, I probably got it from linuxpackages.net. I'd hope that someone reviewing a Slackware-based distro would be aware of that site, as well as slacky.it.
And of course, I said "Oh no, not again" when I read this: "I installed Vector Linux on an ancient HP vectra, a PII-450MHz box with 192MB RAM." Just once, I'd like to see a review of VL installed on a screaming new machine. We need to get out of the geriatric computers ghetto.