Need Specific Distro fro old laptop and specialized need
I'm fairly new to Linux. I've tried the distro test, but I need a very specific recommendation. I have an old laptop that I use for nothing but reading cbr and cbz files (comic books!). Basically, they are sequential rar files of jpg images.
The laptop in question is one Panasonic Let's Note CF-T1, a Japanese exclusive that makes finding information for those not fluent in Japanese elusive. It has a mere 128MB of RAM. While paltry by today's standards, it is totally sufficient to do what I need it to do even using Wondows XP, but I would prefer a much more pared-down LINUX.
The machine will boot from an external CD-ROM or DVD drive. It will not boot from any other kind of USB device (I've tried), so my best bet is to install something from a live CD that is streamlined for low-end systems.
The comic-book files are loaded via an external USB hard drive so I need USB support and would greatly prefer a GUI or graphic file browser with standard copy and paste keyboard shortcuts. I view in the maximum resolution of 728 x 1024.
Also, I'm an intermediate computer user but a novice LINUX user.
I guess what I'm looking for is a very easy to use GUI distro that can work with the low amount of RAM. Also, it would be nice upon install if it lets me choose what hardware to initialize and what software to install. For example, I have no use for sound, modem, LAN, external VGA port, card slot or SD card reader on the machine. All I need it to operate is the screen, keyboard, and USB (and the touchpad pointer would be okay, too). A fast boot would be great, especially since the battery has about had it.
Your input would be greatly appreciated.