New member here.
I'm became a Linux user prior to the end of Windows XP April 2014.
I cut my Linux teeth on Debian Wheezy and then started using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.
Throughout the years I've did my share of disto hopping to try out other Linux distros and now run different Linux distros on several computers.
All of my Linux computers are curb finds or other users discarded computers which I've upgraded as best I could with spare parts I have laying around.
So yes my computers are still using 2 core processors and DDR2 and DDR3 memory and integrated motherboard graphics adapters and mechanical hard drives.
Can't see any need to purchase new computers when what I have is very capable of doing what I use my computers for.
I ran across SparkyLinux and decided to give it a try and see how it worked.
The install and updates went without a hitch and all additional software installed from the repository's and everything works great OOTB.
Life is good.
My SparkyLinux computer.
Spoiler (click here to view)
thomas@Dell-Optiplex-380:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Dell-Optiplex-380 Kernel: 4.19.0-8-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 Distro: SparkyLinux 5.10 (Nibiru) base: Debian buster/sid
Machine: Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 380 v: N/A serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0HN7XN v: A01 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A02 date: 08/27/2010
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E7500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn rev: A
L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 11703
Speed: 1682 MHz min/max: 1600/2933 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G41 v: 2.1 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-8-amd64
Network: Device-1: Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Dell driver: tg3
v: 3.137 port: ece0 bus ID: 02:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 37.25 GiB used: 4.78 GiB (12.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD400BD-75JMA0 size: 37.25 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 36.41 GiB used: 4.78 GiB (13.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 142 Uptime: 10h 03m Memory: 3.76 GiB used: 718.7 MiB (18.7%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5
Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 inxi: 3.0.32