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If you find one that you like, please do post back about it. I've got a similar laptop in a drawer and I keep meaning to make it useful again. :)
You should try DeLi Linux: DeLi stands for "Desktop Light". You can download it here:
The developer's primary test machine is a 486 laptop with 16Mb RAM. You should choose the IceWM window manager which should run OK, or if not it includes the XD640 window manager which will run on really ancient stuff. The distribution is based on Slackware 7.1 so you can get packages for other software from the Slackware FTP site.
I've used DeLi Linux before, and assuming you're OK with disk partitioning, it's a very easy install and a great, simple Linux distro.
I fail to believe win95 can run on my system fine but there isnt a linux distro that can.
If you want a modern Linux distro, a cut down install of Slackware or Debian would do. If you branch out a little more NetBSD would be pretty good too.