I picked a linux mint 12 lxde cd yesterday on the cover of a magazine, thought I'd give it view.
Loaded it up on a 10yr old desktop that we have set up upstairs in the spare room (we use a laptop mainly now with win7)
It runs winxp sp3. celeron 2.6, 2gig ram, onboard graphics.
CD loaded up ok, the only problem I have is that I can't seem to get internet thru a dongle. It "sees" the network but when I enter the password it tries connecting, fails, and the the password box pops up again.
Don't know name of dongle, it's "generic" on amazon.co.uk