If your computer has at least a Pentium IV or equivalent processor, then most Linux distros should work great. Even If your computer has a Pentium III or even aPentium II or equivalent, there should be some lightweight distros which will work fine. Click here to learn more about a few Linux distros and their hardware requirements . Also, click here to see a very helpful article about how to determine which hardware is supported by Linux . Below are some websites with more information about the compatibility of Linux with various computers:
Linux Hardware Compatibility List & Linux Drivers 
Linux HCL [5
Ubuntu-certified Hardware 
OpenSUSE Hardware 
Tux,” the mascot of Linux, was created by Larry Ewing, Simon Budig and Anja Gerwinski .
1. ^ “Which Linux distros are the best?” http://www.renewablepcs.com/about-linux/which-linux-distros-are-the-best.
2. ^ “Top 3 Websites to Check Whether Your Hardware is Supported by Linux.” http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-3-websites-check-hardware-supported-linux/.
3. ^ “Linux on Laptops.” http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/.
4. ^ “Linux Hardware Compatibility Lists & Linux Drivers.” http://www.linux-drivers.org/.
5. ^ Linux HCL. http://linuxhcl.com/.
6. ^ “Ubuntu-certified Hardware.” http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/.
7. ^ “OpenSUSE Portal: Hardware.” http://en.opensuse.org/Hardware.
8. ^ “Tux.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux.
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