I’ve kept xUbuntu 16 on an SSD fitted to my 2008 Toshiba Satellite and maxed the memory to 4GB.
However I get, most days, either a grey screen or the machine re-boots.
I tried trimming the drive a day or so ago and thought maybe it was improved but…
I did upgrade to Ubuntu 18 variant but it meant reconfiguring my old hardware (Brother MFC 5860CN)
for printing (no problem) but scanning I ran out of patience with.
Any diagnosis appreciated. Thanks. Bob F.