Linux on Compaq Presario 1220
FWIW - I can't say which is best, but I can say that I installed Debian 3.0(?) with the 2.4.27 kernel, and it works. Still haven't sorted out the sound - not a high priority on this machine - and I find it rather slow for surfing on-line. Quite adequate for writing text and small programming. X works nicely. I use a serial mouse rather than the touch pad (which I've never tried to implement), have only 32 Mbyte RAM, and 2 Gbyte HD.