I have low powered machine built to my uninformed specs. I had a lot of issues with Ubuntu 8.04, so much so that I purchased the Dell 530N with Ubuntu 8.04. On this machine, I installed Xubuntu 8.10 which works fine with the limited resources. I fumble fingered my way into Ubuntu 8.04 not working at all. How do I uninstall Ubuntu 8.04, leaving Xubuntu 8.10 as the sole OS? This machine needs all the help it can get. I do not wish to return it for 2 reasons. 1) It was built to me specs. Poor judgement on my part should not haunt the store I bought it from. 2) Xubuntu 8.10 does every thing I need it to.
Off topic. What are the advantages of using desktop email, such as Thunderbird, over web based email such as gmail?