I have a small Toshiba NB100 netbook which I am very fond of. In spite of what many may say about netbooks and productivity, this tiny computer is my work machine when I am at the university. It is the computer I use for teaching, too.
It came preloaded with Windows XP, which I never boot, but I loaded this system with Mepis 8, Mepis 11, Pardus 2011, and Mandriva 2010.
I love the feeling of freedom I have whenever I turn it on. Although most of the distros use KDE (I also installed Gnome 2 on Mepis 8), booting into a different distro is a different experience to me.
This netbook also has a clean partition I use for my OS experiments. Yes, I know what virtualization is. Indeed, the small machine also has a VM, but I like to learn, and using a VM to install an OS, while convenient, is not the same as installing it on the actual machine.
Anyway, I now want to load a lightweight distro on this system, too. My desktop machine also runs antiX and MiniNo, which don't use KDE. I have learned from them what Fluxbox, ROX and IceWM feel like. I have SliTaz on a different system, so I also know a bit about Openbox.
Now, I have to decide which lightweight distro to install:
Minix (this is not strictly a Linux distro, but I'd like to try it, too. Thanks to Linux, I came to appreciate different OS possibilities!)
Is there another lightweight distro I should try?