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Linux for An Old Compaq/TV Recorder Set up

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Right folks, I need a distrobution of linux, that is small, slick and caters for my needs with the fewest possible processes running

My need is the need to be able to use a Linux Compatible TV Card (Hauppage TV Nova-T), with a program that will be able to use the card to record TV. (From what i've seen Kaffeine will do just fine for me)

The interface needs to be workable by my parents, so something with either KDE or Gnome (They've never used Linux before), with the fewest possible running processes(It's a compaq from 2000).. It doesn't have to have any form of security.. as it will not be connected to the internet.


The Distro could also do with being small and fit onto an old 2GB Hard drive, leaving the 30gb hard drive for storage.
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kubuntu or for mega speed, gentoo
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Kubuntu should work pretty well. FreeBSD is the fastest thing I've used and its pretty small and has good support for older machines too.
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