I have a dell inspiron 1721 which came with windows vista and after several complete crashes is now running windows 7 very poorly. It's 6 years old and I hate the laptop and am ready to drop kick it but I though I might as well try some sort of Linux as an experiment and since I have a little experience with unix (very basic commands only). But I don't know where to begin to get it installed. Is it even possible on this laptop as I have a RAID and windows 7 wasn't even supported for it. Where do people get drivers for ubuntu?