I just received a free (discarded) computer w/an Intel 486, 12MB of RAM and a 550MB harddrive. It does not have a CD rom drive. Currently Windows95 is installed and runs.
Is this enough to actually get Linux up and running?
What's the easiest way for me to get a distribution on to the machine (since it's lacking the CD rom drive)?
Is there a distribution that's better suited to older machines?
Any other advice?