LinuxHardware.org: Vector Linux 2.5 SOHO Edition Review
Jan 31, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Augustus for this link.
"A little background on Vector Linux for those readers who
aren't familiar with it already. Their goal is simple; deliver a
small and speedy, yet fully functional, Linux distribution that
will work on most any hardware. Versions 1.8 and earlier were
geared to run like hell on any bit of hardware one had lying
around. While later editions did not skip out on this, it is
suggested to have at least a Pentium class or better CPU.
"So how do they do it? Simple. Take your standard Slackware
distribution and cut off all the fat. Strip it right down to the
bare essentials. Then add back one at a time those items that a
normal user will be likely to use. With the SOHO edition, tack on
the most popular office suite products and utilities. With
everything tucked in, the SOHO edition comes in at roughly 1.2GB in
size while older editions are usually less than half that size. And
yes, they are all speedy..."