Ok i would like to look into swapping my dads XP home pc to linux as it will not have a chance of running Vista.
Im in two minds about whether to choose:
SuSE 10.2 -may be slow?, crippled dvd support, bad updater?
PCLinuxOS 2007 -new, maybe unstable?
CentOS 4 (maybe 5 if its out yet) -reliable but old but maybe thats what he needs?
Ubuntu - may be slow but v. easy to use
Its a 512mb RAM, Pentium 3 1ghzish pc with 40gb HDD - hardware is all generic and linux friendly. Our budget is £0. Will be used mainly for listening to music, email, web and office tasks
Also, he needs a program for his accounts (HAS to be MS money 2000 compatible) and something to play his WMA files as well as DVD/MP3/JAVA/FLASH support. Also a way to save and import his MS outlook express mail into linux