We all have a common issue whereby there is an old PC lying around and we want to revive it using a secure Linux distro (vs. using the un-updated native OS, likely Windows) that is both user-friendly and snappy.
I have an old Dell Latitute 131 L (specs here). I am considering dual-boot installing Linux (it already has XP).
- 256 DDR2 RAM
- 50+ gig free disk space
- AMD Turion 64 X2 (64-bit dual-core mobile CPU) 1.6 GHz
How do we know which distribution to choose? Are there any risks to picking older versions of a given distribution?