minimum system Requirements?
I have a friend using an old PC, with P4 1.6G, 256MB ram, 20GB hard disk, no DVD drive but a CD burner, on board intel graphic card, LAN. He said that running XP on it is slow, and seek for advice, I told him to install linux, and I recommend him to install Mandriva 2009 GNOME or LXDE which fits low profile environment. Later, I went to the Mandriva's web site, they said that the minimum ram should be 512M, and DVD drive is required. The reason I recommend Mandriva is easy to use and I think Mandriva got the best compatibility on hardware among all distro. but after reading the system requirements, should I recommend Mandriva anymore?