I don't know that I need all the features and programs that comes with Mint 13 Xfce. I want to stay away from slackware or distros for power terminal users but I need a super fast lite distro to run from a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox)- to host an online game through. It's a MUD - Multi User Dungeon - text based game. I need something that will be super fast and efficient while still giving me some programs I might need to communicate with MUD coders like IRC web browsers and such. For everything else, i'll just minimize the VM. This will be running under Windows 7 64 bit.
Would it be possible for me to make the distro even lighter and faster by getting rid of stuff I don't need and still have all the core stuff I like about Mint? It's got to be fast and lite on resources considering I'm actually going to host an online game through a VM and windows. If you think another distro will suit my needs better, I'm all ears. Thanks.
Oh and it Must have VM mouse integration support. I tried using vector Linux which i like a lot for speed but it has no mouse integration support so it's causing me problems.