I have recently purchased a used Celeron laptop (Dell Inspiron 1100) and installed Ubuntu Desktop 9.04 on it which rendered the usability slow and annoying.

I suppose GNOME is pretty unfair to such a laptop so I'm going to try installing XUBUNTU 9.04 tonight and see how that goes.

Any thoughts on the matter? I am pretty certain that with Xfce the laptop should be more usable.

If you're wondering why anyone with half a brain would purchase such an old laptop, well the answer's pretty simple. It got it for $65 along with a wireless USB adapter. I'll surely find tons of things to do with it (beside playing dos games on it through a dos emulator).