Bodhi Linux - a damn good lightweight distribution

My old Dell Latitude Notebook, 150 GB, 2 GB RAM, Intel Celeron, mainly used for writing stuff, needed a face lift. So I searched for a minimal Linux distribution based on apt. I found Bodhi, the Enlightened Linux Distribution. Bodhi is built on top of the latest Ubuntu LTS release featuring the Moksha Desktop.

The 32-bit version performs very well, running with X he uses only 290 MB.

vinh@latitude:~$ free -h
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1.9G       290M       1.6G        28M        35M       157M
-/+ buffers/cache:        98M       1.8G
Swap:         2.0G         0B       2.0G

Having asciidoctor, python, ruby, git and vim only uses 2.2 GB disk space. The user experience is great so far.