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    Hi,

    I'm pretty fimular with linux but I'm having trouble finding a small, light-weight distribution of linux.

    I have a old computer that's going to my sisters once I can get it running with a OS. The computer runs great but I'm having trouble finding a small version of linux to run on it.

    Here's the specs:
    Motherboard: Some brand of compaq.
    CPU: Intel P3 500MHz
    Memory: 227MB of memory. I don't know the speed of them.
    Hard Disk Space: One old 20GB HDD and a Western Digital 40GB HDD. I added the 40 gig.
    A CD-ROM drive.
    4 USB ports, two in the back and two in the front.
    2 firewire ports, one in the front and one in the back.
    It has a 3 1/2 floppy drive and a zip drive.

    I don't want to put on Windows because my sisters like using a scripting program in GIMP called Python-Fu and Kolorpaint to make their graphics. They can do it on windows but the windows version doesn't have it.

    So, my question to y'all is can you help me find a good distro for the computer?

    At the moment, we've been running Puppy Linux on it but I'm looking for a more permanent solution.

    Please help, thanks.
    jms1989

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