My classmate has to install an old computer for home/desktop use and python programming (nothing professional). He knows about linux and already runned Knoppix on a relatively new PC.
Unfortunately, the PC that has to be installed is very old (Pentium II 200 Mhz). What would be a good distro for a computer such old? It has to be running reasonably fast but also needs (at least) python 2.4.2 and OpenOffice 2.0.
By the way, I did the Linux Distribution chooser. It said Madriva. It's for i538. Isn't that too new for an Pentium II?
Any help would be appreciated.