I have bee months trying to revive a PC that is so old, people that I told about it just say to junk it. But I believe that there is a Linux OS out there that can help me out. The Type of PC that I'm trying to Revive is a 2001 Gateway Desktop with an Intel Pentium 4 processor. The Processing speed is 1.50Gz, and the System Bus Speed is 400MHz. The Cache RAM is 256KB and the total Memory with a friend's Driver that I installed on it is 512MB but 256MB with the one it came with. It also runs on Windows xp but the OS is messed up. Its so slow that I booted up Lubuntu up there once (and that was my only time), and it was lagging a lot. I tested on my laptop (HP AMD Turion 64x2 with 2GB RAM), and it worked perfectly. Ubuntu or any OS Linux can I install on my computer?
You can try Xubuntu - is perfect for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks with a modern look and enough features for efficient, daily usage. It works well on older hardware.
Or, better, Lubuntu - is targeted at PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware that, in most cases, just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions.