Originally Posted by capidamonte
If you're willing to go somewhat outside the mainstream (and it's a bit mind-bending, although ultimately awesome) try bodhi linux. 2.2.0 is coming out in a couple of weeks, based on the e17 window manager. Extremely light and snappy and built on top of the latest Ubuntu stable release.
I've got some ageing hardware that's always on the lookout for "light and snappy." Thanks for the tip!