bill - 12:12 pm on Sep 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
I tried Mint 13 LTS, but for some reason couldn't get it to install properly. Might have been the DVD media. I could only get it to run in compatibility mode off the CD, but after an install the machine wouldn't boot. After several install attempts I gave up.
I put Windows on it for the time being, but I will go back armed with more Mint and maybe Ubuntu disks to see what can be done.