Just yesterday I installed the latest Linux lite on my friends desktop which his own children mainly use. Vista ran really slow on his desktop and combined with Malware from the kids downloading Games and other stuff with hidden Malware– he felt like just buying a new computer, but once I installed Linux Lite he was very impressed at speed and smoothness.
Linux lite starts up super fast compared to Windows Vista and Windows 7. When they said “Simple, Fast, Free” they were not joking. This is the best Linux distro for an old Pentium or Core 2 Duo.
The best part of Linux Lite is that it comes with Open Office (The free productivity suite) so you can edit word .docx documents, spreadsheets .xls and more. You can even easily add a wireless printer. When adding a wireless printer, just type in your Wireless routers local I.P. address which is usually 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 and it will automatically find your printer.
Browse the web with Firefox or Chrome, send email with Thunderbird, upload to the cloud with Dropbox. Socialise on Facebook and Twitter.