256 ram 1.33 ghz ......looking for distro
I have to apologize in advance...this kind of question screams NoooB.
but it's been awhile since my last foray into linux and I got a new (old) laptop that needs a distro. the specs are
intel celeron 1.33 ghz
256 mb ram
gateway solo 1450
I'm looking at a few new versions of puppy linux and such.
just wondering if anyone else has hooked up a similar machine lately with good results.
the machine will be used for simple websurfing, email, document writing, spreadsheet work and that's about it.
ideally i'd like the distro to be fairly secure also. (that is, the community development makes a priority of closing holes)
while i'm asking for the moon I'm also looking for a distro that won't always bug me for the root password when changing the configuration. if i'm logged into the limited account "admin" using that account password "adminpass" and i have to SU to make a quick change...i want it to ask me if i want to switch to root and then switch....without demanding that i type a password.
any thoughts appreciated.