I am using Salix OS at the present and a wonderful OS it is. Nothing too much, everything just right, everything works well - i am soooo pleased with the program and my thanks go to the Salix-Team for making available such a beautiful system.
Once in a while a lesser known distro would come along and knock you off your seat! SalixOS 13.0.2a did this to me. It has the cleanest desktop I have seen installed in my laptop. It carries just the minimum amount of software in the default installation. But even then, they still covered my day-to-day needs for personal computing. A decent collection of more high quality software awaits you at repos through the easy-to-use package manager. Your eyes will love the desktop which is uncluttered and intuitive. Very frugal on system resources. Salix runs its programs with a snap.
The best things I like about it are the speed of applications, solid behavior, efficiency, and elegant looks. You get to experience the palpable economy of resources, high quality software, and quickness of applications. The latest KDE apps (KDE4.4.1) would crawl in my laptop but not speedy SalixOS's. For laptops, I highly recommend SalixOS.