Meet semplice, a distro which does what you want.
The semplice desktop is clean. No panel applets, no indicators, just a simple bottom panel with the window list, a tray and a clock. In semplice you won't find any desktop icon - but you can add them by simply editing a configuration file.
Only the best for your web experience.
We have chosen only the best lightweight apps for your needs.
Surf the web.
Chromium will guide you throughout the web.
Read your emails, comfortably.
Claws Mail is your default postman, and will help you reading and writing your emails.
The best open-source office apps.
The semplice team has chosen the best lightweight apps for office: Abiword, Gnumeric and ePDFviewer.
Abiword is the default word processor in semplice.
You'll find Gnumeric to do your math.
A rock-solid base.
Semplice is based on Debian. Debian is one of the biggest GNU/Linux distribution, with more than 29,000 packages. Semplice is based on the "unstable" branch of Debian, which guarantees the bleeding-edgeness of the whole system.