Linux For a Compaq Presario 7476 (OLD)?

I’ve got this old Compaq Presario with: AMD K6 3D, 40 GB Hard Disk, 192 RAM (8 for video). I’ve been spending several hours today with a 7.04 xubuntu Live Cd without success. It couldn’t complete the installation after partitioning: it freeze. The cd runs very slow. I used it because my pc meets the requirements I found at the xubunto web site. My Pc is OK, I’m sure of that. PLEASE: Can anyone tell me what linux distribution can I use for this old pc? I need full internet access (web, mail, etc), word processor, spreadsheet and, if it’s possible, some media. Thank you very much
Ahh, the installation stops in 15%.
I didn’t mention the live CD loads desktop but not the tool bars.
Thank you for your answers guys. A few minutes ago, I found something (here at yahoo answers) about a bug in this xubuntu 7.0.4. I’m looking for the solution now. My installation stops in 15% : “Detecting file systems”. I’ll give xubuntu an opportunity before surrending. HEY LINUX MASTERS: What Can I do?
I’ve been searching. I’ll test the Alternate CD for xubuntu. But I want to try with Small Damn linux, Puppy linux too.
In the past I did’nt like linux but now I’m Interested (I used Unix in a Sun Sparc Station several years ago). Linux people want a Linux World, but all the “easy” guides tha I’ve found about Linux installations… AREN’T FOR HUMANS. That’s a cruel BARRIER. And all that acronyms and modism tech language. When my grandmother cans understand a linux guide, Linux will be ready for dominate the world. Think about it guys.

4 Responses to Linux For a Compaq Presario 7476 (OLD)?

  1. http://www.distrowatch.com will have all of the info you need there are about 1000 Linux Operating Systems. From about 40MB’S up to whatever amount. Goos place to go Lots of info all of their systems.

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  2. Why don’t you try Mandriva 2007. One of the best Linux distro available.

    distro watch good place to go for Linux

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  3. DSL-N would be a great one to try. Also look at PC-BSD and Xubuntu.

    distro watch good place to go for Linux

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