I'm planning to build a spare rig from old parts: - Intel Pentium E5200 2.5GHz cpu - Biostar G31M+ LGA775 motherboard - 2x 1GB DDR2-800 ram - WD 80GB SATA hdd WinXP will definitely run fast on it. But I'm thinking of Ubuntu too. I've heard Linux has lower system requirements than M$ Windows. How true is this? Will Ubuntu run faster than XP on this rig? Alternate is to go through the hassle to build a hackintosh. I believe this is the toughest but I do heard nice story about how smooth OS X runs on old hardware. The main usage of this rig is basic internet surfing, or probably just scanning my thumbdrive for viruses/worms in case my main gaming rig (runs on Win10) fails to detect it. Any opinion is appreciated. Thanks in advance. EDIT: Built complete.