Hey, so I figured this would be an ok place to stick this... I'm currently using the Linspire bootable cd, and its great! I would defintly reccomend buying it. It can do everything (so far) that windows can. Except without cd rom support, because Its using it for the cd to run the os. Once I get my new hdd I'm going to partion 20 gigs of it just for linspire, so I can have it. Its really nice.
Old System ackard Bell Legend 3550,200 mhz cpu,72mb ram,8mb video,2gb hdd.
NEW System:ECS N2U400-A,512 mb ram,AMD Athlon 2500+, 64 mb video, SOUND, on board lan, USB Ports, 120 Gb HDD
I haven't used Linspire, but recently I've installed Xandros 2.01 Open Circulation Edition (in Virtual PC). It's the best out of the box Linux I've ever seen and it's definately less cluttered than any other Distro.
MEPIS is not bad, but with few tweaks and customizations, it can become better than Xandros and other similar distros.