I have an old Gateway laptop ( about 6 years old) with a measly 192 Mb of RAM
. . . I have tried most every "light-weight" distro out.
Most of the light-weights won't even install, as the system requirements for RAM are too high . . . and the really small distros, don't do what I need.
The only reliable light-weight distro that has always worked
is Mepis' Anti-X . . . also, based on Debian 'testing' with Fluxbox.
I have been talking with the Mint Devs on IRC-chat about the new Mint-Debian-Fluxbox.
They say that the new LMD-Flux will be lighter and easier than Anti-X ... as they are re-working several of the packages and the basic Fluxbox set-up, as well.
According to the LinuxMint.Community website the testing phase for LMD-Flux is nearing completion.
I am excited about "finally" getting a good working LinuxMint-Debian OS on my old laptop.
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If you need a good light-weight OS distro ... NOW!!
My recommendations would be either or both: Anti-X or Crunchbang/Linux
Both are light in wight and resources and super fast in response. Both, also, have fairly new releases out.
Anti-X (Debian with Fluxbox) > http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Crunchbang/Linux (Debian with Openbox or Xfce) > http://crunchbanglinux.org/blog/2011/02 ... r20110207/