Keeping EOL'ed products like Win2000 or … gulp … WinME is also a really bad idea. I set about finding something for him. He volunteered that he was open to Ubuntu, which I had installed on some mutual friends' computers.
Lets try it here
The specs are as follows:
A Pentium II PE 300 MHz with 128MB RAM and a 4GB drive, running Windows 2000
A Pentium III 500MHz with 128MB and a 12GB drive, running Windows ME
One with identical specs as #2, but a different manufacturer and a 10GB drive, running Windows ME