A GNU/Linux user and even trainer for years, I've been testing various OSes and distros, especialy for small and old boxes . 24 hours ago I've never heard of Porteus.
Now I'm looking for a distro that: On the performance side, could compare to the Arch Linux efficiency
on my old Atom netbooks. And on the practical size, for a modular customizable
(frugal-)installable distro with copy2ram
option for proper use on flash-memory devices.
Heard a guy talking of "Porteus, modulart as Slax, only actively maintained" and went to Distrowatch to check, then to porteus web site. Had a first glimpse at the docs (which, worth to notice, are a pleasure to search and find
what I was looking for), then here on a few boards.
Porteus seems more appealing and special than what Distrowatch's Jessie Smith somehow superficial review let imagine . Reviewing a construction tractor with a SUV perspective gives poor result, and so does it for a Formula 1.
Quality and quantity good looking documentation, easy to browse: Whoever is behind it, they're good at the job! As for DW's Jessie, at the very least he could have given the doc  a chance (then he could have said there's some broken link 
Will test the XFCE edition customized through the super handy builder at handy build.porteus.org
Pardon the brievety, have to sleep to further automatize a set of real-world tests for daily uses amongst various distros, and get critics/help from others.
Also have got that little feeling from a tooth that decided to break yesterday --week end time.
 Light and micro Linux (in French) http://sysadmin.lliseil.fr/linux/distribs/leger.php
 http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue ... 08#feature
 Hey Jessie, here it is for USM http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... 9-usm.html
 FAQ "How can I install new programs that are not included in the default Porteus ISO?" » http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... dules.html