I was given an older computer by our IT guy at the office. It is a Dell Optiplex GX280. It has 1 gig of memory(will most likely spend the $35 to upgrade to 2 gig from Crucial) and a P4 processor. It only has a 40 gig HD, but I store most of my files on an external drive. I want to put it in the workshop/reloading area. I am looking for a distro for basic uses. I am not editing video or pictures, just surfing/streaming music or video, maybe some office type uses. Nothing mission critical. I am slightly above average in my knowledge of PCs. I have used Windows for as long as I can remember. With all of the choices, how did you find the one you like? did you jump around every few weeks? I am not against trying a few, but I would like to "set it and forget it". What say the collective Linux folks? Thanks!