Linux Mint 17 Mate edition is good for old computers

1. Download and install

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=159

2. After installing, one can replace the default menu with tradtional Gnome 2 menu bar (A Custom menu bar).

3. Chinese Input
3.1. Install fcitx

sudo apt-get install fcitx fcitx-bin fcitx-config-common fcitx-config-gtk fcitx-data fcitx-frontend-all fcitx-frontend-gtk2 fcitx-frontend-gtk3 fcitx-frontend-qt4 fcitx-libs fcitx-libs-gclient fcitx-libs-qt fcitx-module-dbus fcitx-module-kimpanel fcitx-module-lua fcitx-module-x11 fcitx-modules fcitx-pinyin fcitx-table fcitx-table-zhengma fcitx-ui-classic libaudio2 liblua5.2-0 libmysqlclient18 libqt4-dbus libqt4-declarative libqt4-network libqt4-script libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4 libqtdbus4 libqtgui4 mysql-common qdbus qtchooser qtcore4-l10n

3.2. Install Sogou Pinyin
Go to theor website to download Sogou Pingyin
http://pinyin.sogou.com/linux/?r=pinyin

3.3. How to remove the black block caused by Sogou skin?

Control Center --> Windows-->Select Use compositing