Madpenguin discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the lighter versions of Ubuntu. The blogger Rudd-o disagrees and you can read his comment too
Read it here
Pros and Cons: Lightweight Ubuntu Alternatives. I believe that taking one of the Ubuntu lightweight alternatives makes a lot of sense for one key reason that was not previously mentioned – access to the community.
Even with the amazing abilities offered by Puppy Linux and Damn Small Linux, one cannot ignore the advantages offered by going with one of the two lightweight Ubuntu alternatives. For example, take access to the Debian based package management as one such motivation for reconsideration.
And then for comments:
Fortunately, all is not despair. After the study was completed, it underwent wide distribution on the Internet. That study was directly responsible for cementing the belief on shared code.