Looked up Peppermint and seems like a lite sys. Could be what I need. Don't want anything too complicated nor sys/memory heavy, although I do not store any info on my asus 900. All I use it for is web browse, emails, Utorrents, skype, and streaming music/spotify. All downloaded info (pics, office etc.etc.) will be stored on memory stick or SD card. Asus 900 has SD card slot, so I use that instead of USB most times.
Will also check into Fuduntu but would be very happy to install if there is a lite version.