We allocated 256 MB to this virtual machine which is really supposed to be overkill for this system which should run decently on 64 MB. One thing we can say for sure is that with 256 it has both quick and nimble feel.
Warren Woodford has announced the release of antiX MEPIS 6.5, a light-weight MEPIS derivative designed for older computers: "MEPIS has announced the 'Spartacus' release of antiX, a lightweight derivative of MEPIS. AntiX is built and maintained by MEPIS a community member, as a free version of MEPIS for very old 32-bit PC hardware. AntiX is built using the MEPIS Linux 6.5 core including the MEPIS 2.6.15 kernel and utilities, but mostly it has a different set of default user applications: Fluxbox and IceWM, AbiWord, Gnumeric, Leafpad, Scite, Nano, GIMP, Firefox 2, Sylpheed-claws, Dillo.... AntiX is designed to work on computers with as little as 64 MB RAM and Pentium II or equivalent AMD processors."