I’m looking for a Linux distro which is pretty straightforward to install (I shall be buggered if I’m re-compiling kernels and that malarkey) and use but sits pretty wittin 512Mb of physical RAM. It’s for an old desktop machine I have acquired (Celeron D 345, 3.06GHz). It is mainly to be used for mathematicl programming for fun and frolics (yes, I am that sad) and for me to get a sniff around Linux which I have never used. I did use UNIX many years ago on SG and Sun workstations.
Any help is gratefully appreciated.