Originally Posted by dos1
Emdebian Grip is an repository which contains stripped down, but binary compatible Debian packages. It doesn't have all of packages from Debian, only about 2000. You *DON'T* want to have only that repo configured, without official, standard Debian one.
Embedian grip is surely not a good choice for twobob
But I went this way and I have basic apps and games in less then 500 MB. There is no Gajim for example, but you can have Pidgin instead and so on.