SimplyMEPIS 6.5 - Simply Easy
MEPIS was introduced to me originally by a fellow I met completely randomly in a book store. I liked it a lot back then, and subsequent versions have been solid, if not necessarily noteworthy.
A few versions ago, MEPIS changed its underlying system from one based on vanilla Debian to one based on Ubuntu. I was wary of this at first, but it hasn't changed what MEPIS represented to me: a relatively easy to install, solid and fully-customizable Debian/Ubuntu based distribution.
The install hasn't really changed much since the last time I used it (or the first time I used it, for that matter). It's a Next->Next->Finish affair done through a LiveCD environment.
I was happy to notice that although they still had KWeather in the taskbar by default, that pointless aquarium applet was gone. Perhaps they heard my screams.
Also: Minix 3.1.3