I use fedora linux, and love it. I still have music software on Windows, but fedora is my net surfing E-mail, daily use home computer. Open office, and a plethora of great software, and it just flat runs on an older system strong.
Toshiba dual core Win 7 8 gig ram, BiaB, Realband, Studio one Professional, Melodyne, Gibson S-1, Carvin 980 Cobalt acoustic, Ovation legend 12 string, jazz bass clone, Fender Mustang III amp, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL interface, TC Helicon voiceworks.