want to try linux - need advice
I am brand spankin' new to Linux.
A friend just gave me his old Compaq Presario 5441 (AMD K6, 64MB of ram, 4.3GB HD). Does anyone have any suggestions as to which distribution would work best for me?
I am wanting to use this as a computer for my kids. It will more than likely not be connected to the internet. It would mainly be used for playing kids' educational games. The oldest kid is 3 1/2 - so a command line interface would be completely out of the question.
Is this computer too old?
I want to try Linux any way it goes. I currently have an HP Pavillion 503n (Celeron 1.7, 640MB of ram) with XP Pro on it [and a crap-load of programs]. Would it be better to throw in the towel on the older computer, install the kids' games in XP, and dual-boot Linux (to try it out -- b/c I am not ready for a wholesale changeover)?