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Need fedora for old comp!

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Ok, here's the deal. My Dad is perpetually griping about how much he hates windows. I got him a used Mac, and he didn't care for it. So Linux is his last chance. I scrounged up an old computer that has: -a 450mhz Pentium III -256 megs of RAM -a 13 gig drive I am taking a basic class in Linux, and the book came with some old Fedora 2 disks. I installed Core 2 with them and the computer runs fine, (it is a little slow but it works). The problem is, he wants to stream video, and every time I attempt to install Flash, I get package dependency errors. I have tried to track down the packages, but when I try to 'rpm' those, I get FURTHER package dependency errors. Tried YUM, it cannot find the correct files online. Also, Yahoo doesn't like the old version of Mozilla that Core 2 comes with, so he can't check his email either. Had more package dependency errors trying to run FireFox. So at this point I'm thinking that Core 2 is just too old. My class professor basically said that I need to get new hardware and use a newer distro, but that's not going to happen, so he recommended Core 8. So I followed this link: http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/8/ to http://archive.kernel.org/fedora-archive/ and got a mish-mash of random files like "Extras", "Releases", and "Tests", and I am kinda lost. Does anyone know: A) which core would be best to run on old hardware that will just give me what I need to install FireFox and stream video and B) where I can just find a disk image file of that core? The archives seem to have everything scattered all over the place. I'm just getting frustrated trying to track down rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) all over the place lol. Any help would be appreciated. (HowTos)