Debian Squeeze base install + XFCE desktop environment + transparency + gnomenu = FTW
As for the list of applications: Firefox (with Flash), Abiword, Gnumeric, VLC, Clementine, Docky, Gparted, Gnome Disk Utility, Baobab (aka disk usage analyzer), Remmina, Xchat, Filezilla, Gimp, Evince, Geany, and Docky. I'll post up a screenshot later; I made a remastered iso with Remastersys ^^ including all those programs up there.
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