I don't have a lot of experience with Linux and don't want to research the million or so variations of Linux.
I'm after a basic install of Linux that will provide FTP and filesharing access.
My linux experience to date has been mainly using ipcop and a few years ago I did do a lot of work with Asterix. Having said that, I'm hoping for a simple ipcop type install for this.
It will run on a Dell D610 laptop, which is about 3 years old. Performance isn't really key, more reliability and ease of setup.