Download the ''.iso'' file for a Linux distribution. Use the CD/DVD burning software (Nero, Sonic, CDBurnerXP, etc.) on a working computer to burn the .iso image to a disc to create the bootable Linux installation CD. Boot the CD in your PII computer.
I like to get Linux distributions here:
Many people start with Knoppix Live CD just to get a feel for a linux desktop environment (Windows-like). A live CD will run the operating system off a CD; that is, it's not installed to the hard drive.
''As close to Windows as possible'' usually means Xandros; however, it will be too slow on your machine.
Another popular distribution is Ubuntu. You might want to try Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) to see if it is fast enough for your machine. I have had it running on a PIII 500MHz 384MB computer--it's not bad, but my HD is much larger (20GB).
I would try Damn Small Linux on that machine to make it run faster.
HI; I recently reformatted my Pc that had windows 98se on it.Pent ll 384mb Ram, 6gb HD. I would like to install a version of Linux that is as close to Windows as possibble.Which one would that be? Also now that I have reformated the HD the only thing the Pc will recognize is a floppy.If anyone can give me any advise on how to create a Linux Floppy or I can burn to a CD from my other Pc.Thanks in advance.