Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
As I waiting for installs from last night's experience with my father's Dell laptop, I remembered that this kid from the lab is getting real excited about linux and is always asking questions about it. He told me he had an older computer running Win98 which is no longer used because it is too slow and just completely bogged down.
At the beginning of the summer, I too had a Win98 machine which I REVIVED by installing Damn Small Linux on it. This is a 50MB OS! That's ridiculously small! It comes with GUI, games, FireFox, an office suite, and a whole lot more.
So I burned the kid a CD with the iso. He has no experience with linux and this would be great for him to learn on. And he'll be using an older computer so he can't go wrong.
When I got to the lab, I put the CD on my laptop to show him around the OS a bit and I said "this is really meant to be on memory stick and just carried with you." He said, "can you do that so I don't take your CD?"