View Full Version : [kubuntu] How well does ubuntu run on this laptop?

September 12th, 2008, 05:34 PM
It is a Dell Inspiron E1705 with a Intel Core Duo T2300 @ 1.66GHz. Two 512 DDR2 Ram, with a Intel Pro/wireless 3945ABG Network Adapter and a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller. Mobile Intel 945GM Express chipset family( is this supposed to be the graphics? o.O)
I was thinking about putting Kubuntu w/ KDE4 on this laptop. I know Dell laptops have issues with their wireless cards, and i am hoping to have some desktop effects. Is it worth the trouble?

September 12th, 2008, 07:45 PM
I believe everything in your laptop is supported properly by Ubuntu. The Wireless should work out of the box, but you can check this on the live CD. The only concern I have is it might not be up to the task of KDE's desktop effects in KDE 4. They are still rough around the edges compared to Compiz-Fusion.