Noting that Snow Leopard will support Intel Macs only—leaving out PowerPC computers built just over three years ago—PC World got curious about how their old hardware might stand up to Windows 7. To put it to the test, they installed Win7 on a 2001 computer that was just under spec for Windows 7's 1GB RAM/1GHz processor requirements. The results:
All in all, the performance I was getting was better than the experiences I had using computers at internet cafés in developing counties. It was perfectly usable as long as your expectations are appropriately low.
So while not glowing, the point was, it still worked. That said, you've got all kinds of better options for breathing new life into an old laptop or computer with the likes of Damn Small Linux, gOS, or Puppy Linux. Photo by howcheng.