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i have p 200mmx with 32ram and 3 gig OS drive for file server (with 2 x 160GB drives - thinking about software raid) and the graph card is like 4mb or less, running slackware 9.1 CLI mode and configuring it via SSH if needed. but i'm thinking about installing small window manager like xfce or fluxbox (the graph card can prolly handle it) and use VNC. so yea linux will run on anything and your pc is fine. what's the purpose of this machine?
I'll back up Red hat 7.3. I got it to run on a Cirix 130Mhz, and 30mbs (30!) of simms ram. I ran KDE with some slowness, but for the most part, it worked. Your computer will do just fine, since it has a faster processor, and 2! more megs of ram. And more then likely its not simms ram, its SDRAMM. Believe itll work.
I have used Vector Linux for years on old hardware. The 32megs of ram is going to be a stretch, but it will work. Do not use KDE or Gnome. Vector 4.3 uses IceWM as the default desktop, and has a real nice Fluxbox install by default.
The trick is to use lightweight stuff, like Abiword for wordprocessing instead of OpenOffice. Vector is very compact also, at 350megs for a full install you don't need a big hard drive. Adding ram will help though.