Right, Ive had my GF's EXTREMELY OLD Acer laptop off'f her as she has a Sony now. Here's the spec:
Windows XP Home (5.1,2600 Build)
Mobile AMD Athlon XP 2400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~769 MHz
RAM: 190 Mb
Pagefile: 113MB used, 352MB available
Direct X 8.1
20GB HDD split into C and D partitions
Crap I know but it's old and will only get thrown away so thought I may aswell play about with it. I used to have a Toshiba P100 Satellite 17", Centrino duo 1.66 GHz, 1GB DDR2, Direct X 9, NVidea GeForce graphics but cant remember what exactly. I don't have the Ram drive but took the processor out the other day so have that and also fitted the Rewritable drive out of the Tosh into the Acer and tried to change the processor over to see what would happen but the Intel is smaller than the AMD so waste of time and wont go in.
Not the point though. As I was intending to use the Acer as a playaround laptop I wanted to install a Linux system on it. I managed to install Ubuntu 9,10 (latest) but no surprise it was EXTREMELY slow at loading, took hours to get the desktop and wouldn't respond to anything I did for ages so thought it would help to get a linux made for low grade netbooks or 10" and below so I installed Kubuntu netbook and I couldn't get that to work properly so tried Kubuntu netbook remix and that did nothing either so tried a few random ones but got nowhere. I installed them on the D partition after a format.
Anybody suggest a Linux OS that would run on that spec laptop, plan on having XP on C and Linux on D?
and yes I know the laptop is poo and may aswell be thrown away but I wanna use it for playing about on and if I can't put Linux on il just use XP for something else.