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I would say when choosing a distro to choose the one with the best support. Usually the popular ones are the best to choose because if you run into a problem it is easier to fix. I use fedora, but ubuntu has a great following of users that are very supportive of that distro.
I've got an old sony vaio laptop with intell pentieum celleron, 128MB of ram and on board video. What distro would work best with this laptop?
You are probably going to be unhappy trying to put most modern distros with a GUI interface on a machine with only 128MB of RAM. If I remember correctly, Ubuntu requres 256MB to install the Desktop version. I think you can get away with 128MB if you use the Alternate version, but the last time I verified that was for Ubuntu 6.10.
On the other hand, if you install something like DSL, you might not have the drivers needed to handle your hardware.
If you're new to Linux, I recommend using Ubuntu as it's really popular with beginners. For your system, I'd recommend taking a look at the Fluxbuntu project. It's Ubuntu but it comes with more lightweight software installed as default to ease the strain on your computer.