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I am brand new to Linux. I have read a bunch of stuff on the web and I am very interested in getting started. I think I am going to go with Mandrake but my question has more to do with the computer to put it on. I have a Dell PII 400 right now but for business reasons, I can't risk putting Linux on there and screwing anything up (I know, I know, it would probably be okay but I can't take the risk). So, I am looking for a used cheap (less than $400) computer to put Linux on. Would a PII 400 be sufficient? I am not into gaming that much, I really just want something that will run Linux at a reasonable speed. Any suggestions/corrections appreciated.
like yesterday I got for my father a Pentium III 450 MHz with 128 Mb SDRAM for a symbolic price Dell, first of all I got rid off the sticker "Designed for MS Windows NT and MS Windows98"then I put Mandy 8.1 on it the same night, took about half an hour or so, just did basic install, put Powered by RedHat sticker (Mandy is a derivative of RedHat, isn't it?), and on weekend I am planning to add this PC to my home network.