Hi I am running a 2.6Ghz Celeron with 512 DDR SRAM, and a built in video card.
I mainly want to use the computer for internet, some music and video and processing Photos (with GIMP and UFRaw)
I notice the system is a bit slow and I think and upgrade to memory and the card could help... However I am not so savvy on all things computers (especially Linux) and want some advise on what to upgrade to. I thought a Gig of RAM should be enough (??) but am unsure on what type of graphics card to go for. I plan to pick up an used one off ebay on the cheap - but there seem to be a lot out there. I don't know much on these cards and want one that would be good for my uses (not so much game play) Any advise on good ones or ones to steer clear off - especially if they have known problems with Ubuntu (I seem to see Radeon a lot in the forums)?