"At Phoronix we are constantly running Linux benchmarks with
quad-core and even octal-core systems with more than enough RAM and
all of the latest and greatest hardware from the chipsets to the
graphics cards. However, with an increasing number of new Linux
users trying out Linux for the first time on their old computers,
we have been asked to conduct some benchmarks using popular desktop
Linux distributions on older hardware. We have done just that as we
try out Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, and SimplyMEPIS with an
old Intel Northwood system..."
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