Advice on Linux for these laptops
Hello everyone, I have acquired 2 older hp business series laptops and need advice on installing Linux. I've always wanted to get into linux and this seems like a great opportunity if these machines can handle it. My research has indicated Mint is the best distribution for me, but my systems might be too slow. Here are the specs:
HP Compaq nx6110 - intel centurion (1.6 ghz), 512 mb of ram (the max I can upgrade this to is 2 gigs)
HP Compaq nx6325 - AMD Turion 64x2 (1.6 ghz), 1 gig of ram (the max I can upgrade this to is 4 gigs)
I have found conflicting minimum requirements for Maya. Is the 512 mb too small? Is it worth upgrading the ram on both, or do I need to look for a different distro?