If you have an old computer lying in your garage and would like to use it for some of your needs, here is a perfect distro for you. Emmabuntüs claims to be sleek, accessible and equitable.
Patrick d'Emmabuntus told Muktware in an email:
This distro was designed to facilitate the refurbishing of computers given to human help associations, especially Emmaüs communities (where the name come from) and promote the discovering of Linux and GNU by beginners. This thousandth Linux distro is intended to be sleek, accessible, equitable.
Emmabuntüs 2 is based on Xubuntu 12.04. The desktop comes with a dock that allows quick access to programs. The distro includes all codecs and comes in three languages, English, Spanish and French.
Update: Responding to some queries Patrick says:
Emmabuntüs is no more than light Xubuntu, since it has a size of 3 GB, but it has the advantage of allowing a more complete set of useful software, most non-free software on demand the end of the installation. All without internet, which is very convenient if you recondition machines such as Africa.
You can do the same with Xubuntu, but how long do you need to install? Emmabuntüs 2 installs in 15 minutes on a T60.