I was considering putting a free version of Linux on a cheap laptop (yet to be purchased) for pretty much browsing purposes only.
1. What are some suggested Linux versions that are light (so they'd run on an older machine) and free?
2. What probably should I look for in the way of RAM and hard drive space if all I really want to do is browse the web, but still be able to have a page load somewhat quickly and that will support latest browsers?