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It's called xfwm4-simple which is part of the xfce project. It should be available on just about any distro you install. If you're happy to jink around with linpus, go for it. Just know that if you get fed up there are alternatives. As is generally the case with linux you can do pretty much anything you want.
Are there any you would suggest that are ready made for my specs.
Many thanks once again for all your help, it is much appreciated
Many of the distros have a Live CD version which means you can boot into that distro without changing anything on your hard disk. You can then see if it satisfies your needs and then make the change permanent (install it on your hard drive). Puppy Linux, PClinuxOS, DSL (damn small linux) or Edubuntu (as it's for kids) might be candidates.
As I said try them out with a live CD and you'll get a better idea of what each one is like.