I know that this is the Linux section, but I had WinXP-Pro running on my old CF-34 just fine. After I went through it and shut down all non-essential services using Black Viper's Guide
(SAFE). It might be better to start with one of the stripped versions of XP intended for embedded applications, and then put back in what you need or even have room for, like browser or Media Player. Also, I would make a point of cutting of System Restore and Indexing, that is too much overhead for an old PC.
Black Viper's Guides (Great for giving any version of Windows a boost!) http://www.blackviper.com/
The other guy's here have far more
Linux experience then me, I am just getting back into it with my new CF-30! But, I am stroked that I answered my first question on AskUbuntu.com today when two of the pros failed to read this man's question correctly and gave him the wrong code for the problem.
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