Best distro for non computer users?
Hello all, today was my first day really trying out Linux, and I must say, I am very impressed. While I have no Linux experience, I am a computer technician, and have a question regarding the best distro of Linux to use for some laptops that we are going to sell at my store.
I work in a computer shop that is not located in one of the best areas of the Hampton roads, Virginia area. The owner has about 400 Dell Latitudes C600's that we are trying to resale. The machines have Pentium 3's running at about 700mhz, and we are planning on selling the laptops with 256mb of ram. The machines are not capable of running Windows XP SP3 efficently. I work in an area where unfortunately, the people are not very bright, nor do they have much common sense.
I have tried several versions of Linux, Fedora, Xubuntu, Damn Small Linux, and Puppy (?). I think they are all great, but we need a distro of Linux that is very lite. Youtube playback is very choppy, with Firefox, and that is the primary thing that we need to work. The distro will also have to have as few "administrator tools" programs as possible because we do not want our customers damaging their machines accidently, or on purpose.
Basically, what distrobution do you all recommend that will:
1. Browse the internet smoothly, and be able to view youtube, porntube, youporn, ect. well enough that the playback is not choppy.
2. Have as few super user type programs as possible. I am not talking about Word type programs ovbiously, but programs that the regular person would not know how to use.
3. Be as simple as possible to the average user who would know basically nothing about computers.
4. Be compatable with external wireless cards, whether they are USB or PCMCIA.
I appologize for the long post, we plan on eventually making a donation if we can find a Linux distrobution, since we would be putting it on roughly 300-400 laptops.
Thanks for your time guys!