Ok, Here's my target computer.
266Mhz Pentium II MMX
I want to run GNOME, and from previous experience on a faster clockspeed computer (same RAM), it needs more swap. How much swap do you think I need? How about to run Open Office? (I never actually saw it load on a linux, I'm so lazy.)
I know I need more RAM, And, yes, RAM is cheap, but I'm really on a shoestring budget (ie. nothing over $20).
Would you believe it that PC100 costs as much as the PC3200!