I've used linux in one flavor or another for about 5 years now.
I started with RH 5.2, then went to Mandrake 6.1, and had that configured
exactly how I wanted it. I also got bored, and then tried debian for about
the last 4 years.
That computer was set up and though modest powerwise was comfortable for me.
It also got stolen by a previous landlord, so I had to start over.
I am now running/posting this from a 486/DX20 w/o a math coprocessor, with 7MB
of ram and a gigantic 256MB HDD. **waits for the laughter to die down**
I ended up going back to RH5.2 (which btw almost filled the space that I had
and I tried to make it as minimal as I could) and found Slackware. Dl'd it a
few days ago onto an 80MB partition that I set up and left 150MB for the OS.
I don't have all that I want yet, but I'm upgrading from 7.2 to 8.1 now.
I have 19MB free in my / and 39MB free in the other partition for the software
sets and I'm still downloading.
I was given this system by my mom, as she isn't up on computers and it was
broken somehow. hehehe... Now I need to find a 2 or 4 GB HD to put on it so
that I can actually have enough HDD space to compile a program!
Oh well, my next system is going to be bigger.