1. Lubuntu
Ubuntu base with LXDE desktop. Top choice for getting a nice clean stable distro on your computer. It is ultra reliable with nothing goofy going on. It is easy to add more software to make Lubuntu right for you. You have the option to add the restricted-extras such as Flash and Codecs during the install. Lubuntu works good on older PIII systems, and is very fast on a newer computer. Ditto for Xubuntu Linux. Xubuntu is a XFCE desktop remix of Ubuntu. Lubuntu

  2. Vector Linux Standard Gold
Fast Slackware Linux based distro with the XFCE desktop. Vector is done right, with needed video codecs, and a good graphical package manager. Download the Vector Standard Edition Gold you can install. Vector has been around for awhile, and this distro is rock solid. Vector is almost boring, as you never need to fix anything! I am very impressed with the 7.0 release! Beautiful distribution. You speed freaks will be happy. vector best Fast linux

  3. PCLinuxOS LXDE Edition
This may not be the fastest Linux distro, but it is quick. Very quick! It is surely one of the most user friendly. PCLinuxOS is the most ready to use distribution! It has Flash, codecs, and video drivers already installed. You just need to install libdvdcss2 to play DVDs. It has the Synaptic package manager and the awesome PCLinuxOS control center. Very solid and stable software repositories. The PCLinuxOS XFCE Edition is pretty cool too. Best PCLinuxOS fast linux

  4. WattOS
This is the fastest Ubuntu based linux distribution. WattOS uses the LXDE desktop built on a gutted Ubuntu base. It has Adobe Flash, plus the needed codecs are included. You can take advantage of the huge Ubuntu software repositories and make it what you want. WattOS is designed and built to use very little resources. I just love WattOS, and it would be my first choice for netbooks or older laptops! I have WattOS running on an older Athlon XP desktop, and it is so freakin fast! When you click on something, it is instant! WattOS best linux

  5. OpenSUSE LXDE Live CD (Unofficial)
This distro is just awesome once installed to the harddrive. What makes OpenSUSE stand out is the YaST package manager. It works like Synaptic, but better. You can also add software with one click from the website! For a RPM based distro, OpenSuse LXDE is pretty darn fast. There are also unofficial OpenSUSE CDs available with the XFCE or Enlightenment window managers. Get the restricted software here (one click install). OpenSuse best linux

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  6. Salix OS (Bansai Linux)
Go with the XFCE live CD version, as you can take it for a test drive, then use the live installer. After installition everything worked perfect. It already had drivers installed for my nVidia video, plus flash, codecs, and LibreOffice. You can add more software with gslapt. This simple XFCE desktop distribution has Slackware speed and stability. Perfectly polished is the best way to explain this distro. There are also speedy FluxBox and LXDE versions. Salix best linux

  7. CrunchBang (#!)
The OpenBox desktop done right! Click and you got menu! This lightning fast distro is now built on a Debian base. This is a full featured distribution and not a mini! CrunchBang Comes with needed codecs and flash already installed. This distro will make your computer burn rubber when installed! CrunchBang is a popular choice for Laptops. If you need more desktop, use Synaptic to install LXDE. CrunchBang best linux

  8. Zenwalk Linux
Slackware based speedster with the XFCE desktop. Zenwalk uses only one application per task, so it is lean and mean. This is a fast and simple distribution, but easy to add more apps. Great package manager! Adding needed restricted programs is easy. I am surprised at how user friendly Zenwalk is. Zenwalk XFCE just screams on a Pentium-4 class machine! Zenwalk also has the fastest Gnome distro on the planet for you Gnome fans. Fast Zenwalk best linux


  9. Peppermint Linux
Peppermint is based on Ubuntu with a very polished LXDE desktop. What makes Peppermint different is the cloud software that uses less system resources. Google Docs, Pixlr Image Editor, and Cloud Media player are a few. Of course with the Chromium browser you can play Flash videos online. Use Synaptic to install the restricted software. This is a very quick distro. Plus it is pretty! peppermint

  10. Puppy Slacko
How could you improve a fast and speedy distro like Puppy? Just add all the Slackware software repositories! Now you can make it into anything you want. This is one of the fastest distributions ever made. It operates so good from a CD, you may not want to install it. Once intalled you will see that Puppy is fast and has configuration tools galore. Puppy is my favorite data recovery live CD. Puppy

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