I own a 2003 laptop which is Acer Travelmate 240. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with XFCE4.
It's got Pentium 4 2,8 Ghz single core CPU , 1GB of RAM and Intel Graphics 82855.
Everything works just fine, except I can't find suitable browser for it. I've tried Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Konqueror - nope. They use 100% of my CPU and bam, laptop overheats.
Midori is quite usable, but it doesn't support many websites, eg. codeacademy.
Is there any better browser which would run smooth on this laptop or should I throw it out of the window?
To clear everything up - Ubuntu is fine on this laptop. When it comes to memory usage it uses only 150 MB after logon. It's just the browser which hogs on my CPU - it also happened on Debian btw.