So I'm back in school now, which means I'll have plenty of time to write again.
Over the summer, I've experimented with installing several linux distros on several different machines with varying degrees of success. Here are the distros I try and the order I try them.
If the computer has over 256MB RAM.
1. Linux Mint Cassandra
2. Linux Mint Bianca
4. Linux Mint xfce
If the computer has less that 256MB RAM.
1. Linux Mint xfce
I've had really good luck with both Linux Mint Bianca and xubuntu as far as working on every machine I've tried.