So, this is the computer which I would like to put Linux on (probably alongside Windows XP, which is currently on the system):
AMD Athlon ~990MHz CPU
Based on that, which distribution would be "good" for it? I would want one that would be reasonably speedy (on those given specs), with a number of features, yet being reasonably user-friendly (Working with windows since forever, I haven't really touched linux all that much).
I would also like the distribution to be free, with a live-cd so I can try out linux from the cd first before I install it to the HD.
I did the "Which Linux is right for you" quiz as pinned at the top of the forum, it recommended "OpenSUSE" as top choice. However on wikipedia it says that OpenSUSE consumes 128-768mb, which I'm not sure if it would be ideal for the system I intend to put it on (due to hardware limitation).
Thank you for your help! I appreciate it ;) I know there's lots of guides out there that explain the distributions, but would like input from others ... & I can't decide between some of them!
Edited by funnytim, 21 April 2009 - 01:06 AM.