Sweet. I've been lookin' for the Linux thread!
So, umm....what's the best flavor of Linux for PC Gaming and WiFi/Internet connection in the modern era?
And what's the most basic & lean Linux for just straight-up Internet access w/ an old PC (with WiFi or hard-wire connection) and fast OS boot-times even on old-mechanical HDD's?
There are a bunch of distros built specifically for gaming (kernel built for lower latency, proprietary GPU drivers and support for Windows applications built-in etc), but I've never tried them.
I'd start by looking at Lubuntu or Xubuntu for the older machine, unless it's a 32-bit machine?