Re: AntiX on some oldies....
Just my experiences with Dualbooting AntiX 11 and puppy 5.2 on my IBM A22m 1000hz, 256MB ram Wireless G pcmcia cardbus, USB/Firewire pcmcia cardbus, DVDROM Laptop.
First off. I installed AntiX 11 Full i686 Iso off of a pendrive
made with unetbootin and booted it with Plop boot manager floppy. This install was a over write of AntiX 8.5 running Stevo 3.6.34 vanilla kernel. Ran fine for over a year also.
Puppy 5.2 (frugal install/own partition) was already installed. Before running graphical Mepis installer. I always make a swap partition (in this case 700MB) before running the graphical installer on low ram gear. For a 64MB ram laptop. I would have opted for the cli install available in the menu.
Comparing free readouts in terminal between AntiX and Puppy 5.2 (running browser). Puppy 5.2 uses more ram than AntiX. AntiX runs faster on that Laptop also vs Puppy. YMMV.
I dualboot with Puppy on that laptop for one reason. I like being able to mount AntiX partitions (my /home is on a seperate partition from / in AntiX) and edit certain things as root in Puppy to edit AntiX when a dist-upgrade from Debian Testing or Unstable borks a boot or breaks a application.
bklid has bailed me in /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst while in Puppy and have also re copied /etc/X11/xorg.conf (a backup I make after every AntiX install) when X failed to boot after a upgrade while using 8.5 and Debian broke xorg.
I know I can use a live cd or my AntiX live pendrive and plop floppy to fix stuff. Or, I can open mc as root in init3 boot and edit with nano. But Puppy only takes up 5 gig and is quicker Just a reboot away. I boot into AntiX though mostly on that Laptop. Even though I have Puppy tricked out. Right now pianobar is broken in Puppy. Version is too old. Pandora broke it by outdating libpiano interface. devx in Puppy is over a 100 mb sfs for compiling from source packages. build-essential in Debian testing is smaller. Haven't played a whole lot with dir2pet for making pet package out of source packages. Puppy can be like Slackware chasing down dependencies and a lot of lib links at Murga Forums are broken links now (No server any more).
Replaced bash 3.0 in Puppy 5.2 with bash 4.0 because I have inxi installed in Puppy also and bash 3.0 limits inxi readout.
Puppy is cool and I do run different flavors to get acquainted with Puppy. Looking for pet packages is like being Sherlock Holmes type quest or Indiana Jones sometimes. But AntiX is just better with apt-get and testing and smxi, and sid repos. Just my opinion though.
Puppy 5.2 screeny on that Laptophttp://i52.tinypic.com/30xaaf4.jpg
AntiX 11 FluxBox screeny on that Laptophttp://antix.freeforums.org/download/file.php?id=790
Any hows. That is what I do with my old gear.