castletonia wrote:I just inherited a Compaq Presario 3555 that currently has windows 98 installed. It has a 500mhz pentium III and I upgraded the memory from 64mb to 512mb. I know the ram meets the requirements for lxde but is the processor enough? Or should I be looking into something small like Puppy linux. All I plan to use this for is email and web browsing as I don't think it could really handle any more?
You have 512M, it is good enough
your CPU 500M is slow.
I think you should try antiX which is well know for old computer, in addition to Puppy.
Salix is also quite suitable for old computer.
Another thing for you, as you only want web browsing and email, you could just get a partedmagic ( which is Linux based on Slackware for recovery works, but it has lots of things such as a web browser, etc)
This would run totally in RAM, like Puppy, thus they will give you 'quite high speed' because they run in RAM.