Distros for a Dell Inspiron 1100 and Compaq Presario 2200
I'm new to linux, I have been using Ubuntu Studio in a virtual machine with different amounts of virtual ram in a host Asus a54c with 4096mb ram for some time, now I want several distros for my older laptops
1.-To install in the dell or compaq for image, audio and video edition that can work fine with low ram. That has good media and hardware support, a very graphical customizable user interface.
2.-I also want live CD/USB that can either help to or clean by itself virus, rootkits and all that bad stuff that tends to acummulate in shared laptops specially in laptops with Windows.
3.-Besides that I would like a secure distro for online monetary transaction either live CD/USB or that can be installed in my Compaq Presario 2200.
I have read a little bit about Puppy, Slitaz, Damn Small Linux, Crunchbang, Bodhi, Lubuntu, Knoppix, CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment), Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), Pentoo, QubesOs and DEFT (Digital Evidence & Forensic Toolkit), but the more I read the more confused I become, I can not add more ram to my laptops and I don't have the patience needed nor the knowledge to try them all the distros I have read about and find out by myself wich is better for my needs. I'm sorry if the post is too long I will put some specs below.
Compaq Presario 2200
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1300MHz
Page file: 55MB, 484MB available
37GB C Drive Hard Drive
Dell Inspiron 1100
OS: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A32
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz
Page File: 296MB used, 1544MB available
74.5GB C Drive Hard Drive