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    looking for recommendations for Inspiron 700m

    Someone recently gave me their old laptop, a Dell Inspiron 700m. I was told it had a tiny hard drive, so I was thinking Lubuntu or Puppy. Now that it's in hand, I discover its not as tiny as I thought, 33 GB HD with 1.23 GB RAM and 1694 Mhz processor. Is Lubuntu still my best bet? Any other recommendations? I notice this machine has come up in a few support requests, so any tips and suggestions are welcome.
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    Re: looking for recommendations for Inspiron 700m

    LUbuntu or XUbuntu should work just fine on that LT.
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    Re: looking for recommendations for Inspiron 700m

    May want to read up on your video

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...lubuntu.com%2F

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    Re: looking for recommendations for Inspiron 700m

    Quote Originally Posted by doktorOblivion View Post
    LUbuntu or XUbuntu should work just fine on that LT.
    Xubuntu? Excellent!

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrrys View Post
    Hmm. I see what you mean. This was the kind of thing I was hoping to find out beforehand. I will definitely do my homework.
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    Re: looking for recommendations for Inspiron 700m

    ... eons later .........

    Just wanted to report that I successfully installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 on this little laptop with no problems. I was relieved there were no issues with graphics. I've never had a laptop before, and am very happy to be able to take my 'buntu with me.
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