The Mint Distro would be much better as Puppy is a bit quirky imo and is kinda better suited for lower spec computers, but not always, some enthusiasts use it on their main pc's. We will need to continue this in the Linux Section though as the Staff likes to keep Threads On Topic. I will leave you with this:
1. I would go with Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Cinnamon (64-bit) or Linux Mint Mate "Rosa" 17.3 - (64bit)
a. Cinnamon is a little flashier with beautiful graphics.
b. Mate will be a little easier on System Resources but a little less flashy.
2. There is a newer version called "Sarah" Mint 18 that would be really good also, in the same two flavors. I prefer to go with the one that's been around the longest for new users.
Just start a topic over in linux section and we'll link you to the appropriate download sites. Include the Link I provided to your system specs, or provide them in text with System Information.
1. Click on Start Menu.
2. Click on All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information.
3. Once you see the basic Info needed you can Highlight it and at top > Select Edit > Copy > Then Right Click Paste it to a Text Box or just in your next Post. This will give the basic info needed. Sometimes a link like I provided is not accurate as far as RAM and CPU etc. go. Some pc's came with very different configurations per Model.
Edited by pcpunk, 10 October 2016 - 09:52 AM.