Hey this forum is fast, thank you very much for the answer...
I was looking in the internet for a cheap computer to buy and I found this
So you think that this should be ok to my studies?
And by the way, when you say "it would be safe to take a step back and use a distribution that "hides" the underlaying OS, like Red Hat.", you are telling me that Red Hat is more user friendly?? Or the opposite?
I tried to follow the link but it didn`t work, so if you have the same problem see the details of the computer here:
# Processor: 1 GHz Intel Pentium III
# RAM: 256 MB
# RAM Type: SDRAM
# Hard Drive: 20 GB Ultra2 SCSI
# USB Ports : 2x
# Operating System: Windows
# Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 17.1 x 5.4 inches ; 26 pounds
# 48x CD-ROM drive.
# Operation system: Windows XP professional