Looking for suggestions for a lightweight Distro for an old Dell C600 Pentium 3 800 mhz 512MB ram 20GB HD laptop. I replaced a few parts in this machine to get it running again for a friend who has fallen on hard times. I'm going to give him the machine but it currently has No OS and he has little to no experience with Linux other than using Chromium for 5 minutes on my Xubuntu machine
So i need the Distro to do the following.
1. Work well with a USB WIFI B/G adapter as this unit has no internal wifi and the PCMIA port is shot
2. Be relatively fast so the poor kid isn't sitting there all day waiting for it. (I did try an old XP disc i had sitting around and the machine just can't handle it worth a damn)
3. Be fairly easy for someone with zero Linux experience to use for VERY basic tasks IE Browsing,Text Documents etc.
My Initial thought was DSL however i think that's a bit complicated for someone with little to no Linux use under their belt (Nor am i an Expert but compared to him i have a PHD in Linux )