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Hi, I´ve got an old Dell Inspiron 1525, with 1GB RAM, 160 GB of space, and Pentium Processor, I want to install Linux because it has Windows Vista, and Vista´s support will end on April eleventh, so I consider 2 distributions: Xubuntu or Linux Mint XFCE, according to the computer specification which would work better?
Both are newbie-friendly. Mint has a particular reputation for compatibility with proprietary hardware drivers. But with those limited specs, you might also want to take a look at AntiX, which is a specialist distro for old computers.
With one GB RAM, I'd recommend installing and using LXDE after you've got Mint (or whatever distro you finally settle on) installed and updated. Then install lxmenu, which gives you a GUI tool for editing the LXDE menu.
Also, you might check the Dell website to see whether you can add some RAMs to that box. No such thing as too many RAMs.
From my tests, I see that some Xfce installations are no more demanding than some LXDE ones. LXDE can be very confusing if you want to configure it: the last time I helped some-one with what looked like a simple job, it took us a couple of days to sort out!
Mint has a lot more users than the community versions of Xfce, so is less likely to have problems. You've got integrated Intel graphics and either an old Broadcom or an Intel wifi card, so all will be supported.
If you don't try something like video editing, you should get by on 1GB, though obviously another GB would be handy if you can get it cheap on ebay.