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"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..."

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