I know this get written a lot, but it really depends on your needs. If I were you I would probably just put windows on it, that way I wouldn't have any compatibility issues with the rest of the world.
It is probably unlikely that any linux distro will install perfectly on your computer and cleaning up after it will be really difficult without an internet connection, not to mention dealing with all of the unexpected things you may need flater on.
Since you are probably just learning linux and want to play around I do recommend slackware (if you are feeling hardcore).
You should buy a cheap wireless card and put it in that thing. I don't know where you live, but if you are in Milan then you'll probably be able to connect to an Access Point that is broadcasting nearby. Of course I don't recommend that personally because it would be unethical.
Last edited by fatblueduck; 07-29-2005 at 06:17 PM.