Find More Posts by camorri. If you get the chance, you should evaluate Windows 7 and see if you like it. You probably will have people recommend Mint, or one of the buntus. October 17, at I was able to get approximately 3 hours out of the ML without it feeling like 3 minutes, kudos to the energy efficient Intel Celeron M.

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It will give up, an dgo back to gatwway neighbors unprotected wireless. The display features a max resolution of by pixels with a minimum of by Recent versions of Crunchbang don’t work on it for some reason or they just freeze once the kernel loads.

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Still Wirless had to do some tweaks to get more performance; I turned off some of the visual effects for instance from under the System Properties applet to achieve a more responsive system. Just starting out and have a question?

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The Windows Sidebar which I have also noticed on other systems that slow or powerful takes an unusually long time to appear on screen four Gadgets loaded, Clock, Slideshow, Weather and Notes. Microsoft Office — Review Technorati tags: Does anyone have any ideas what distro would be good for it if not compatible?


Gaeway the following links: The time now is Gateway ML Wireless fixed! Last edited by rokytnji; at But the lack of a separate operating disk makes me frown, that you have to do through the built in Factory System Recovery which includes a Recovery partition 3. That way you will become self sufficient. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. I was able to get approximately 3 hours out of the ML without it feeling like 3 minutes, kudos to the energy efficient Intel Celeron M.

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Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. Its your choice, pick one, and fix one configuration problem at a time.

Good distro for a Gateway ML September 20, at 5: Linux – Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux. Originally Posted by snowpine If you can’t get the graphics card issue sorted, then I’d recommend to do a text-only install of a distribution such as Debian and use this laptop for bash-learning projects jukebox, torrent slave, etc. The target audience is of course right, this is for a student in high school or someone who has basic needs, word processing, email, Internet and music.


When will they ever learn? The Xpress M chipset has been supported by the radeon driver for a very long time and should not pose any problems. We need to know the chip set for things like your wireless card. Find More Posts by adamk But I’m not sure how to go about it.

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The next thing is the most important, the drivers. October 17, at Overall, there were no problems with the operating system with exception of a glitch trying to network both Vista Home Basic and Ultimate in a Workgroup configuration, the Network Diagnostics yateway of no use, but networking with Windows XP went without a hitch.

Here are some fun project ideas for old computers: I am still worried about performance in particular wireoess it comes to running Vista, which ends up getting a bad name as groggy or not optimized and could ultimately result in the user dissatisfied, choosing to format the system and down grade to Windows XP.