Which Linux on IBM Thonkpad R40e?

I'm using IBM Thinkpad R40e, CPU =Celeron 2.4 GHz, HDD = 30 GB, RAM = 624 MB.
I'm running winXP and I have 3,4 GB unformated partition prepared for linux instalation. Which free Linux distribution should I install. I need a graphic interface and support for Java, C and Bash programming, VI, EMACS editors (I will learning basics of bash, Java and C programming.)
tomaz108Asked:
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Alex AngusDirectorCommented:
Suggest using Fedora Core 2. Find it to be the most user friendly.
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owensleftfootCommented:
I use fedora but I would recommend Mandrake or  Suse.
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tomaz108Author Commented:
i installed Suse Personal, but it works very slow and doesn't have emacs editor.
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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

   Fedora Core 3 just came out this month. Worth to give it a try.
Besides, Redhat/Fedora is the most popular Linux distrubutor, you can get the most help for it.

Regards,

Wesly
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Alex AngusDirectorCommented:
Q: to owensleftfoot
Why Mandrake? It looks very good but it does not have all the features of Fedora. By that I means GUI driven user friendly stuff. Am I wrong?
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