My mother wants a computer for two simple tasks, Word Processing and The internet. She does not however want to spend any money, and this is where I come in. I have a spare Pentium 266, 256ram, 4.5 gig HD, CD burner, and the know how to get it up and running. The problem is operating system. I hate windows. Madly. That combined with security holes, spy ware, ad ware and my inability to baby-sit her computer more than an hour a week makes me think that a Window$ system is not desirable. People think Linux is incomprehensible, but I don't find that. I suspect once set up Suse would suit her needs very well. So basically it comes down to Windows98 or The Linux wheel of Distro's (Either Suse or Lycoris). Any thoughts or suggestions?