I have a Dell Latitude CS (P-II 400MHz, 192MB RAM, 20GB HD) that I'm playing with. I installed OpenStep 4.2 but the video controller (NeoMagic 2360) isn't supported under OpenStep (neither is the audio controller, also a NeoMagic) and it wouldn't recognize the whole HD (only 8GB).
I found some NeoMagic 2097 NextStep drivers here but it doesn't work as is. I also found the source code to the whole NeoMagic driver spectrum on koders.com but browsing through it quickly nothing jumped out. I may try again and go through the code in more detail but I doubt I'd be able to modify the Japanese driver to work with my controller. Also, I probably wont be able to get the audio working.
So, which OS instead? Before, let me explain that I'm intending to use this machine for light web-browsing (minor), maybe some email, but mostly writing. I'd like to keep it dual boot into Windows2k for compatibility.
BeOS is an option and so is some Linux distro. I played with MkLinux few years ago and also Mandrake. What are the preferred distributions today? Ubuntu?
Any comments are welcome.