Am definitely interested in basic debian and arch. Though are still a lil bit outta my league as a linux newb. Would probably bork things in the attempt.
These lighter distro's are already amazing. Don't know, it's kinda a compulsion to see how small and how lil I can get a linux distro to use. Slitaz has become my new favorite. Amazing lil distro. Actually uses more ram than antix. But boots faster, loads apps faster, runs smoother, has a neat lil cpu monitor by default on the toolbar, shutdowns a bit quicker ... Amazing.
You can install .... be surfing the net with flash and a variation of FF called Shiretoko in 20mins. ( Which seems to run faster on this. Than a tweaked FF 4.01 did on Mint 10, even though I think it's based on FF 3.5+ version.)
Had to get rid of midori. No password manager, plus it has some odd tendency to crash and all of a sudden lock up for no apparent reason. The cpu spikes to 100% and stays there with midori sometimes on this box.) Easy fix though ... search Slitaz package manager for firefox. Up pops Shiretoko ... click on, click install. Done in 30 secs and ya ready to surf in style.
Total time elapsed from setting up a partition for it, installing it, updating packages, installing flash, installing new browser and surfing da net ? ... Probably under 30mins ! lol ... including downloading the livecd and burning it !
(edit) Well assuming ya know how to fiddle with grub. Took me probably 10hrs to figure out how to get Slitaz to boot under AntiX's grub legacy version and boot normally from it's grub menu. Might not have the same headaches if a person were using grub2. Which I liked antix's legacy so wanted to keep it the way it was. Recall both antix and slitaz allow for someone to use/install grub2.
Also heard of a variation of puppy called Turbopup Extreme. Think it's latest is like version 2.summin. Anyone heard of ... used it and how'd it go ? Thing is supposed to use like 10mbs/ram !!!