Been testing several different Linux OS flavors, and found Linux Mint 14 and Linux Mint 15 to be the best.
Have installed on at least 4 different old funky PCs and Laptops.
Mint got them up and running - simply amazing.
This is actually the tower PC for everyone to use, it got hit by a major Win-Vista virus yesterday and I finally had enough.
Backed up everything I could that wasn't already backed up (we do regular backups) and then did the install early today.
Finally, with some of the old junk PCs, the wireless card etc wouldn't work. Tried the suggestions for Win-Drivers etc to no avail.
So, I simply bought another Netgear Wi-Fi booster and hard wired then to that. Didn't realy need to since we hard wire most things in our office anyway. Just wanted to find a way to have the laptop wireless for the fun of it. Get it?
Thanks so much Linux Mint 15 - will post more on our blog.