That is probably it. 256 ram. It a good computer but it very old. Hey it was free a customer gave it to me because it was hung up. Had a virus and wouldn't do anything. Re-booted it and it runs great on the windows. But the windows was to a computer that crashed and burned long ago. I lost its key. So either re-boot every month or use umbuntu. So far re-booting would take about as much time as umbuntu just loading.
I need to open it up and see what kind of ram it takes. I got a gig of ram in 2 other blown up computers. I have the elephant graveyard of computers.
Yea 256 not much ,, it likely to be 100 0r 133mhz ram , the motherboard will top out at either 512 ram or possibly 1 gig ram depending on which chipset it has
you may be better off in gathering parts from that graveyard of computers and build one that works , if you have a motherboard that can use 1 GB of ram; build on that
I think Ubuntu version 10 , early version of Ubuntu will run on 512ram ,, but the more ram the better
or you can add in another hard drive to your Windows 7 machine and install Ubuntu on it ,