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Anyway, Linux the kernel and CLI will run on practically nothing ....... Pentium mmx and 16 - 32 mb RAM.
Linux with a lightweight GUI ....... Pentium or Celeron with 64 - 128 mb RAM (Puppy, DSL, VectorLinux)
Any distro with full featured GUI really needs Pll or Celeron with a minimum of 256mb RAM (you can get a heavy desktop to run on 128mb RAM but it "chugs")