I've been rummaging through my garage, and I found my old 486 lying around. It has a 66 MHz of processing power and a 14.4 kilobaud modem.
I'm looking for a way to share the internet connection on my laptop to the 486 through its modem. The 486 is current OS independent, however I will most likely install a small linux distro on it (suggestions welcome -- it only has 8 mb of ram). I also probably have my Windows 95 CDs lying around, but I'd prefer something slightly more modern. The laptop is running Windows XP.
What is the best approach to getting my 486 online? What software do you recommend?