I have an old Pentium 4 1.5 GHz with 1GB of ram on which I want to install a small distribution of Linux.
I tried Ubuntu but it's really too heavy. The computer becomes slow in no time. Then I tried Puppy Linux. This one is really fast and have a really good look. The problem is that it does not respect Linux standards!
I tried to install Open Office on it and it needs an OO version compiled for Puppy. I also tried to install my printer and never get it to work. Looks like it needs an HPLIP compiled for Puppy too. And it doesn't use the fstab file as other linux for network mapping. And I have strange mouse behavior with it.
So what I need is a linux ditribution which will be fast enough on my P4 and a Desktop and menu system as easy to use than puppy's.
This computer would be used as a web development one and everyday simple tasks. So need possibility to install Open Office, Wine (for Notepad++), printing and multiple web browsers (At least: Firefox, Opera and Chrome)
Need you recommendations!