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I have quite a few old PC just collecting dust in my office, and I thought to myself "I'm sure these have to be useful for something."
I thought about using them for a number of things ftp/music servers etc. but figured that a net appliance in the kitchen would be the most useful right now.
I have a p133 and also a p233. I'm sure I could get one of the two working now. I would prefer to use the 133, just because it doesn't use a fan on the heatsink (quieter-less power-cooler) and I can cram it into a smaller space.
Anyway, I'm back to the old question "Which distro should I use?" I want the smallest, quickest booting, but still usable Linux distro available.
I don't need any games, FTP capabilities or anything other than a browser and mouse. I probably won't download anything other than plug-ins and a cookie or two. I've even considered leaving off the hard drive and running every thing from the CD-ROM like Knoppix does but w/o any bloat. (Feel free to comment on that idea also)
I'm willing to take the time to learn more about my choices, but being a Linux noob, I need a few good starting points
You could check out www.vectorlinux.com which is based on slackware. And if you haven't already done so and have a need for a firewall/router www.coyotelinux.com does the trick and it runs right off of the floppy