Best easy to use Linux distro for old comp

I have an old pentium4 @2.8 ghz w 2gb ram and 80 gb hd, I want to set it up as a web browsing/ kitchen computer for my parents.

Which is the best easy to use, lightweight and Quick loading Linux distro?
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  1. lubuntu or xubuntu, but of course there are countless others.

    Word of warning though: when setting up linux for parents, be prepared to get calls when something doesnt work :)
  2. I would go with Linux Mint LXDE.
  3. amdfangirl said:
    I would go with Linux Mint LXDE.


    As would I! Even better, the Debian spin of Mint LXDE! :D
  4. Is there such thing? :O

    Oh well, soon enough I will be able to release my own spin of Fedora 15 LXDE for you all :P

    -LibreOffice installed by default
    -VLC and libcss + gstreamer ugly
    -rpmfusion pre-configured out of the box
  5. http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

    Blast! Only Gnome and XFCE. I was under the impression they had an LXDE spin for some reason. Oh well, a tad of hackery and it can be yours!

    I keep telling myself I'm gonna spin a distro. I've been saying that for 2 years now :D I'm hoping to this summer when I don't have school to worry about.
  6. Well I'm almost done, I have working prototype spins.

    I just need to make the website and wait for the last of Fedora 15's updates to arrive and make a website. I have the ftp server ready. :)
  7. What? no torrent?? ;-)
  8. Thanks for the replies i think I might go with Linux mint lxde, is it good to install from USB to old dell dimension 3000 and which version to get
  9. I doubt it will support USB. I would use a CD.
  10. Just checked and the Dell Dimension 3000 should support USB booting without any problem. We still had a few of them knocking around the office in my last job. You might find that you need to enable USB boot support in BIOS though, I don't think it's enabled by default.
  11. ali2837 said:
    I have an old pentium4 @2.8 ghz w 2gb ram and 80 gb hd, I want to set it up as a web browsing/ kitchen computer for my parents.

    Which is the best easy to use, lightweight and Quick loading Linux distro?

    With that much RAM, peppermint would be a very good choice -- even better than lubuntu -- especially if web use is primary function.
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