Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I have inherited an IBM Thinkpad R50e with a lowly 256mb RAM. OK not very startling, but it used to run W2K fine, and in fact came with WXP. Do as it was doing nothing else, I though it was perfect to join the Ubuntu world and give me something else to distract me from the the troubles of the world.
So going to the Ubuntu site and downloading the ISO image of Ubuntu was easy. I then created the ISO image onto CD using CDBurner XP Pro. This is a free utility that seems pretty well developed and as well as the usual CD burning facilities also allow you to burn an ISO image. Pretty handy in this particular case. It only takes a couple of minutes to create the image to CD.
So then I chucked the CD into the Thinkpad and booted.