Got a new super-Acer for the son, so I get the old one. Naturally, I put Linux on it. I used the Debian installer for amd64, since this thing is a double Celeron with the Intel 64 bit extensions.
You need the Debian installer version with the non-free firmware. There is one little 'gotcha' in that you need a new boot parameter, explained here.
But did you know that the new Grub2 is totally weird in configuration? You have to add that extra little thing as explained here.