Can you suggest a Linux distro that is light enough to be snappy on an older P4 / 2.66GHZ / 1 Gig Ram box, but will still allow me to easily download and run apps for photo editing, emailing, web browsing, coding, word-compatible documents, and spreadsheets?
Trying to balance responsiveness with usability. I also want to make sure that my hardware will work with it to, so driver availability is pretty important.
Thinking of moving my old XP PRO (SP3) box to Linux because it has gotten SO SLOW. Also, support for XP stops in April of 2014.
Since I am a Linux noob (can you tell?) I was just hoping for some input on what might be a good distro for a machine like mine.
Thanks in advance.
(I can't upgrade the RAM more than 1 Gig. That is the limit according to the manufacturer.)