After testing several distros in an old PC I assembled in 2001 (15 years ago!), with different results, I was not completely satisfied.
I installed LXLE 16.04.1 and result is EXCELLENT: Web navigation, videos / sound playing, Office applications go smoothly, and even streaming video from youtube plays fine. Last but not least, distribution look and feel is very beautiful and pleasant to use.
I recovered this abandoned PC and now I will use it occasionally in my mother's home.
These are the PC specifications:
MS-6330 LE Motherboard / AMD Athlon 1133 Mhz CPU (32 bits / PAE) / 1280 MB RAM / 40 GB HD / Riva TNT2 PCI VGA Card / Realtek 8139 10/100 Eth Card
Congratulations to LXLE team. You have done a great work!
I've installed LXLE on several computers, including the troublesome Asus X205TA (Eclectica 16.04.1 definitely is a smoother installation).
I've even put this on a Sony Vaio UX180P micro-PC, where it runs smoother than Windows XP.
I think this is a very solid distribution with a good selection of included programs and an ease of use that benefits the novice.
I burned a copy of LXLE to a DVD, used it 'live' to transfer files off the buggy Ubuntu to an external drive, and then installed it, wiping the drive. Immediately I noticed how smooth and easy running LXLE is! Very happy. ~China Mike