So I need an OS for my fiancee's computer. She's running XP right now, but it takes up too much space on her hard drive (5 Gb) and isn't quite as fast as she'd like it to be. Here's the specs:
IBM Thinkpad 600E
397MHz Pentium II
USB 1.0 (I had considered USB booting before I saw this)
My first though was Damn Small Linux, but when I tried the live disc, everything was purple...? I couldn't figure out how to fix it, and she, for the most part, doesn't know how to perform any maintenance at all on her PC...so DSL is out.
I then went to Slax, but on their forums I read that it probably won't run as fast as we'd like either. It seems like it'd be easy enough to use, though. Any thoughts?
The only other small OS I know of is puppy linux, but I really don't know a lot about it.
Any help is appreciated...I'm in the dark here