I've gone through a heck of a number of different Linux distros just in a single year. I've settled on Linux Mint XFCE for my aging laptop, its runs most excellently.
"Super quick, not as polished as Gnome or KDE but more than makes up for in speed, a definate for older PCs!"
"I use this for all college assignments"
"i now use thunderbird on all my PCs and distros"
"best feature rich web browser, especially privacy-wise"