my sister has an old junky i686 i didn't have my install discs except a wierd one off distrowatch. the old pc is mainly used by 8 yearolds and windows xp gave up the ghost. i can download any distrowatch disk, but being so old want an easy platform for browsing and schoolwork. i would also like to have an ids to email me once a month a status of that ids system. so what works is it worth getting a slim distro and which one? it has a 3 year old 100gb hdd and decent for the era gpu, or should i tell them to give up on such old hardware? the parents have a laptop, so does one of their kids, but this is the last desktop they are getting from me unless i find one nearby on craigslist or something cheap like that. please post any info you think i need to do this, thanks.