Grannygeek, I ran vector on ancient hardware for years just because it was promoted to be good for older hardware. My last vector box was an 800mhz
pentium 3, which ran rings around my faster windows pc for most common tasks. I'm in the middle of putting vector on 2 matching 500mhz p3's someone gave me Thats 3 pc's saved from the dumpster with vector, all running nicely on my home network. Vector even ran nice on an old dual processor 200mhz pentium pro server box I had for awhile. I got a 433mhz celleron also, which also runs vector nice.
I think its okay to promote it as great for older hardware, but yes more emphasis should be placed on running it on real hardware.
Recently, I got a new decently fast pc (3ghz hyperthreading with 4 gigs ram) and vector just FLYS on this box. With WINE, I can run most windows apps, but I'm running virtualbox with windows xp for those few I can't. Runs NICE, and I love my friends faces when I show them winxp running in a linux window.
Still a dual booting machine just in case, (My security blanket) but except for work, I rarely touch a windows infected computer anymore, and I gotta say, I really like it that way. I have less headaches, less crashes and lost data, and alot less cursing too.
Unlike you Granny, I was dumb enough to find vector, then go try 100 other distros before going duuh! Vector was the best of this crowded field, and running back to it every time I tried something else. Just tried ubuntu, which didn't detect my hardware right, threw that cd-rom in the trash and reloaded vector.