As a bit of a personal project im wanting to create a very lightweight desktop environment with something like fluxbox.
As a start point im wanting to use something like a lightweight version of ubuntu - Ubuntu but without the gui and only the most limited set o f applications, and then move from there. Is there anywhere i get something like this?
Or alternatively am i best just to download Debian and then add the ubuntu repositories to the sources list so i can still the best bits of ubuntu software?
** Edit **
To clear up any confusion - im looking for minimal install that contains only the bare minimum ubuntu needs to operate as a distinct distribution. I.e as few applications and auxiliary libraries as possible. From there i want to add these manually myself.
I am aware that you could argue that the applications and libraries are what make ubuntu ubuntu - to an extent i agree. What i want to do is make use of the ubuntu infrastructure and repositories, whilst still coming up with something of my own creation.