Hey. I just bought a cheap, slow computer so that I could experiment with Linux or other operating systems on (and not worry about screwing up my main computer). My question, though, is: which distribution is best optimized for that kind of setup?
It's a Compaq Deskpro with a Pentium II 400MHz, 64MB RAM, 6.0GB HDD, etc. With the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, I paid $75 for it. It has Windows 2000 Pro on it (because it was a business' computer) and I'm definately going to get rid of that because it takes about 5-6 minutes just to boot up.
Oh, I was looking around a little bit, and I saw some people/forums that recommended just loading an old Windows OS (one that didn't have IE on it). They thought that that would be the most stable (they weren't referring specifically to my computer, but they were talking about a different slow computer). I think that they were suggesting NT.