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b) or perhaps Debian (I never tried it, but I think it would be good)
with fluxbox as windows manager, MidnightCommander as editor/ftp/file manager, links as browser, Gnumeric as spreadsheet.. and CUPS/cups-pdf/Leafpad/Firefox/Abiword/Gnumeric).
Then you will have a quick machine.
The K6-II will not work with i686-kernels, you need to use one that are compiled for i486 or i586. I don't know if Xubuntu has such a kernel, but I would think so. I would recommend to just try it. If that doesn't work you can also install Debian or Slackware, Debian has XFCE in its repositories, Slackware has it preinstalled. Or you just go for Puppy Linux, the have also a spin-off especially for older hardware, called Wary.
You can find the Slackware requirements here. Keep in mind that Slackware comes with Fluxbox, XFCE and KDE 4 pre-installed, so I would assume that the mentioned 1 GB of RAM are recommended if you use KDE. With XFCE the requirements should be way lower.