"I've been a fan of SimplyMEPIS for years. The distribution was
one of the early pioneers in the field of user-friendly Linux
development, and to this day offers a system that usually 'just
works.' Earlier this month the MEPIS site announced a community
variation for older computers based on SimplyMEPIS. AntiX is an
installable live CD that features a modern kernel, recent X server,
and lighter applications for use on computers with as little as
64MB RAM. I tried it, and liked what I found.
"I tested AntiX on my everyday laptop (a Hewlett-Packard dv6105
with a 2.0GHz AMD Turion and 512MB RAM) as well as an older 667MHz
Pentium III computer..."