Inhibit - 4:23 pm on Dec 10, 2002 (gmt 0)
I'd think that an optimized KDE desktop running on top of a clean Linux kernel should work well. DesktopLX ran OK on rather limited (350mhz C3, don't ask) hardware last time I tested it out, and had all the basic Office and Internet functionality an end user could want, as well as media applications. It takes a hack to play CSS DVDs, but that's the only real caveat. Not really a "gameing" machine, but there are plenty of entertainment apps on Lycoris.