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Do a hard drive install of the new DSL... with the new "MyDSL" package center... you can install a wide range of things.. the way up to Quake II...
It does use fluxbox.... but it comes with a fully enhanced desktop with icons and stuff too... so it's not like a standard fluxbox... I'm running a HD install of DSL .8.3 on a Pentium MMX 200MHz with 32 MB RAM and a 3 GB HD... so it is obviously very possible... and it comes with simple word processors... though not OpenOffice.. but unless you generally use all the extras in M$ Office... you don't need the full OpenOffice... Abiword would be more than enough for him I'm sure... check it out... Also... you could check out VectorLinux non-SOHO... it comes with FluxBox, IceWM, and a couple others.. very small.. and fast... based on Slackware... but pretty easy to use.. I set up an E-machine that had a 466MHz Celeron with 128 MB RAM and it ran as well as anything using IceWM or Flux... I just like DSL because of it's simplicity...
If you are looking for a good lightweight distro with KDE I would try Yoper v2.1.0-4. It comes with only KDE installed out of the box and the setup/install takes about 15-20 minutes. It has great hardware detection and works well with a lot of older HW.