What about a legacy of Vector? Thinking 4.0 or 3.0 or something in that range.
Also, since Red Hat is the linux that HP and compaq will put on those systems as OEM, maybe an older version of Fedora???
I really like what Vector has for capabilities, I'd hate to have barebones linux when the WIN 2000 runs just fine. I just want the server apps that linux offers. I'm not planning on running the crap out of it. Just use it as an initial firewall/traffic handler, then the secondary would be to use it as a multi-port LAN to play older games (Warcraft 2, Starcraft, Heroes of Might and Magic) and run a in-house MUD.
I'm getting to the point (i'm on 3 different forums trying to find something, this being the only specific distro forum) that linux is unusable on anything that isn't already perfect for XP (which, IMO, is the best Windows made, with 98SE in second). I just can't believe that I have a full-on server and I see basic-to-nothing as an option except older Windows.
Grrr, frustration. Sorry for the vent, but I figured searches for this type of system in the future will help and will show others that there isn't NOTHING for these dinosaurs.