Old Pentium 4 PC - use for Linux?

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I have a Dell 2.8Ghz P4 laptop lying around somewhere...
I was thinking of installing Linux

I want to add an SSD hard drive
I assume I need a bracket? Assuming SSD's only come in 2.5 inches?

Do I need just the bracket?
Or should I order a kit?
I've seen kits with an assortment of cables

Anything else I need to consider?

How long is a piece of string question: how fast will the machine run?
Would I be better of getting a recent laptop (say 5 years old) and installing Linux on that instead?

Thanks.
 
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We need to know the model number of the laptop in order to try and determine if it has an IDE or SATA hard drive.
 

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You indeed would be miles better off getting a used laptop, even a decent 5 year old one will massively outperform an ancient Pentium 4 based system.
 
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