Linux for Intel 433 Mhz machine

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    I need a lite linux distribution for my friend. He has a Intel 433mhz machine with 256 MB RAM and a 40 GB HDD. The chipset is Sis and audio is from ESS 1969 onboard. The distribution should mount windows automatically, play mp3 video cds, supports NTFS partition access in Windows. These are necessary things as he is new to Linux. Also the installation should be user friendly.
     
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    any linux distro should do... provided u dont use gde or gnome desktop environment bcos they r heavy on sys usage..

    there are other desktop environments also.. xfce etc.
     
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    I also want to know whether kubutu or ubutu plays mp3s and supports NTFS bulitin.
     
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    Damn small linux,puppy linux,kubuntu shud do!
     
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    ya they support both the things
     
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    Not out of the box... It has to be added..

    I recommend Vector Linux SOHO.... Its the fastest on low end machines
     
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    Go for puppy linux without hesitation. The killer feature being it doesn't need to be installed, all settings are saved automatically. size: 60mb
     
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    Ya... You can install more software... I love puppy for that feature..
     
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    are you kidding? GDE is the one of the lightest I use, KDE is the heavy one...
     
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    Nope GNOME is heavy too. It takes much system resources. You won't feel it with the high end computer you possess but if you use the type of computer he is using you will know the difference. Or for that matter even kato found a big difference in GNOME and xfce on his P3 and I think 256MB RAM. Now, think this person using a even slower computer with lesser RAM.
     
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    Gnome is also heavy made The light ones are

    EDE,WindowMaker,Fluxbox.afterstep

    twm and sawfish are really minimal
     
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    i agree with qwerty. GDE is quite light. it only depends on swap. GDE doesnt tax resources.
     
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