older computer, multiple boot partition?
Hi, I'm in a computer class. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good distro that will run on an Optiplex 240- that's the machine I was issued. It has 512 MB RAM, but I don't remember how much permanent storage it has. We'll be making our machines have two or more bootable partitions, XP, DOS, and an option for Linux. I've only ever used Knoppix, which is a boot-from-CD deal. I've never used a hard-drive based distro, what are people's favorites here?
I would prefer it to be in English and have a GUI, please. Knoppix, while great, occasionally frustrates me because of the German.
Thank you and have a nice day.