By itself, VectorLinux is great. I used it for a while on an embedded system in order to take advantage of its reduced footprint and rich feature set.
The problem is that VectorLinux, like most of the minor distributions, provides no automated mechanism for applying security updates. More specifically, although it does support package management, automated system updates are unreliable. (Don't believe me? See the manual.) This makes the task of keeping a system up to date a chore compared to more well supported distributions.
Lately, I've started using CrunchBang Linux for low-end hardware. It runs great and includes all of the standard Ubuntu repositories for system updates.
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