Hey I have an old computer that nobody uses. An old P2 233 with 128 ram. I was wondering what is the easiest versioin of linux that I can use on it that would work. I really just want to see how it works and see what the hell Linux actually is.
As mentioned above, Puppy Linux is ok, as are BeatriX, STX, Damn Small Linux, Mepis Lite, and a hundred others.
One of the BEST ways to pick out distributions you might want to try is to visit
www.linux.org, and look through the list of distributions they show. You can even
have them list in several different ways (Mainstream, Minimalist, Security, By Language,
Live CD types, etc. etc.)
If you just leave it at default settings and take a look at ALL the distros, they offer
descriptions with each one, along with links to their websites where you can read
about them in detail, and links to download sites and mirrors.