"Back in my January review of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard, the
version with the Xfce desktop, I touted Vector Linux as the fastest
distro with a reasonable feature set and selection of software that
I had used at the time. It took a while but I finally found a
distribution that's at least Vector's equal: Wolvix 1.1.0.
"I've tested Wolvix on two laptops: a not quite two year old
Gateway MX2675 (AMD Athlon 4000+ mobile processor, 1GB RAM) and a
nearly five year old Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 (1 GHz Celeron
processor, 512MB RAM). The Gateway's processor is 64-bit but
Wolvix, at least so far, is only available for 32-bit x86
architecture. Performance was impressive on both machines but
Wolvix truly shined on the older Toshiba..."