I have recently gotten permision to install linux on one of my school's computer science club computers. I am looking for a good "learning distro" or perhaps a few "learning distros" to try out on it. The computer is pretty old, so a lean distro would be apreciated.
Hdd space available: 7.5 GB
I don't know the stats on graphics card and network card, but they are of the same vintage I think.
I would like a distro that isn't too dificult to work, but I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. I installed slackware, and the basics work, but I think I am in a little over my head.
We get flooded with these questions all the time. Just do a site search and you will find that out. There are many people with your exact same question. This will get locked, like all these threads, very shortly.
But do check out distrowatch.com.
If I were you I would look at Vector Linux.
Easy to use, great on older hardware.
This has been posted before, but I'll reiterate:
DistroWatch is a wonderful resource for finding Linuxes.