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8.04 on my old Dell Laptop

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Alright guys, so i've had this older Dell Demension 4300. It has Intel Celeron @ 700MHz, I maxed out the RAM to 512MB and it has an ATi Mobility M3 which is actually a great little GPU for an external monitor. So I see full potential for running Ubuntu on this. Right now I have TinyXP Rev 06 which is fast but not very stable or good. So I'm looking into the Linux world. I've used Gusty Gibbon before but never really had time to learn how to use Linux because i'm very new to it. I'll most likely need help using this so anyone that is willing to help me, I will greatly appreciate it.

-chesterp
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You are probably going to want to run Xubuntu on that laptop, for it uses less resources.
Check out my n00b guide in the linux section, but replace everything that has Ubuntu with Xubuntu.

PM me if you have any questions/problems
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I think he'll be fine with any version of the *buntu's. Gnome is known for being a bit of a memory hog, but in my experience does fine with slower CPUs.

So, eh, what specifically are you looking for help with?
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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
I think he'll be fine with any version of the *buntu's. Gnome is known for being a bit of a memory hog, but in my experience does fine with slower CPUs.

So, eh, what specifically are you looking for help with?
Ha! Too much. I won't have a chance to do this until this Monday, so i'll probably just post in this thread and try to get help VIA PM's on here, im sure people are nice enough to help a n00b .

Main Problems:

Installing Apps
Making my desktop look good
Understanding how too use it
and many more
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