Hi. As as a serious Craigslist computers addict (I fully intend to donate all 16 unused systems SOON) ... I have a pair of Samsung NC10 netbooks with Atom 1.6Ghz processors, they both came with 1Gb originally & I upgraded them with a couple of laptop 4Gb kits (2x 2Gbs sticks, I upgraded 3 systems) from Amazon for about $35US.
I've tested them with MSWins from XP thru Vista to 7 (Starter & Pro), & will eventually with Win10 although I personally hate it, but then at least I can say I've tested them with it - & whoever gets the donations may want to use it.
It runs Win7 Starter the best, & is still capable of using a virtual machine software to run Win98/XP software under a machine with 1G allocated.
They're also very capable of running as an older console emulation system using stuff like Lakka OS, or several others (Youtube search for "netbook" &/or "emulator") and they'll also handle a simple media-player / webviewer software like kodi, or LibreELEC just fine.
As far as linux versions they run most versions of Puppy linux blindingly well, including online video streaming sites.
And I believe they'll also run the Chromebook OS fine, but haven't personally tested it on anything yet ... It seems a LOT simpler to set up & use a linux alternative like Pepperrmint OS that also relies very heavily on web-based software.