Thanks for the suggestion- I have been using Mint on the system. Just trying to find something I like better.
If I could get ReactOS to work ( now just audio ) It would serve my needs on that system just fine. I will try to get another older MB to try.
FWIW - Several years ago I tried to create a Hackintosh. I got it working but decided that if that was what I wanted, I should just get a Mac.
One thing I wonder, given that ReactOS can run Windows programs, is it just as vulnerable to Windows systems to virus and hacking? I do feel more comfortable on the internet on a Linux system.