Only three words to describe this distro: fast, extremely customizable, and has beautiful Enlightenment Desktop. Yeah, Bodhi linux! Bodhi Linux's is the minimalist ubuntu based distro with Enlightenment(E17) as the default desktop (window manager). The combination of Enlightenment and the core utilities included in a default Bodhi Linux install lead to exceptional speed and low system requirements, while providing a beautiful, useable, and customizable desktop experience. I've tried using GNOME, KDE or XFCE desktops before and I have to tell you, Enlightenment desktop (E17) has been a completely refreshing one. :)
The minimum requirements to run Bodhi Linux are only: 300+MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, and 2.5GB hard drive space! So,You can run Bodhi Linux smothly even on old PC. Bodhi is based on Ubuntu LTS and it installs with a bare minimum set of packages. Then you make it your own. When you are going to logging into Bodhi Linux first time, there is a prompt that will ask you to choose the theme and the applications you would like to have in your desktop as default.
The default list of applications in Bodhi Linux include Firefox 4.0 beta 8, Nautilus file browser, Synaptic Package Manager, Network Connections and Network Manager app, LXTerminal, GDebi Package Installer among others. And all of this occupies just around 1.5 GB of disk space.
This distro developed by Jeff Hoogland and his team. Thank you for making a lovely distro, which had a beautiful and lightweight desktop. So, besides linux mint, I choose Bodhi Linux as Most Beautiful Distro for 2014 :-P
The current version of Bodhi for your Desktop is version 2.4.0
Visit http://www.bodhilinux.com/ to download ISO files (701MB)