A friend was looking to bin his old Pentium 3 800MHz because of "lots of issues". Pretty low spec by today's standards, Maxtor IDE 20GB HDD formatted FAT 32 (+ another old 6GB one lying in there loose), 128MB RAM running Windows XP Home. I suggested putting LINUX on it, this would I get the feeling make best use of the low spec? He reckons he wants it for nothing more than a pc for browsing the net etc. (Plus I get to play with Linux a bit more!) Have read maybe the RAM a bit light for this idea? To start with it was cover off, a vacuum inside and noted that it booted up into XP ok. I considered Ubuntu (which I have and love on my own modern laptop). Someone though suggested Lubuntu initially had trouble installing it so tried DSL, NOT too impressed by DSL tbh, graphics looked a bit well DOS'ish to me. So back to trying Lubuntu. With Lubuntu 13.04 I ended up with an unuseable screen like this: Then someone suggested a minimal install so I downloaded the mini.iso for 13.04 Raring Ringtail. Seemed to install without major issue AND got the option for a Lubuntu Minimal install. So seemingly all good until the boot screen below. Asked for username and password, duly put them in seemingly but then "nothing": The text just ended in "~$". I "discovered" the command "startx" so tried typing that in and hitting enter.............lots of on screen action of scrolling Selecting/Unpacking/Installing coming up. At the end of all this tried Startx "again" and now the "Desktop " is WORSE than before: Any help appreciated!