Last week my sister had some problems with her laptop (Toshiba A200-1GB) and Windows Vista.
After a few Windows updates her LAN card decided not to work, after trying new drivers with no success, and because her laptop it’s quite new and it was getting a bit slow due to Vista fancy stuff.
I’ve decided to uninstall Windows Vista and install Windows XP, at the moment it’s running very smooth and no LAN card problems detected yet.
From what I’ve read some people had a really hard time trying to find drivers to support all the hardware, most of them I’ve found on Toshiba website.
At the moment her laptop is running with Firefox, aMSN and a nice and clean wallpaper.
Next step will be the installation of Xubuntu!
Great news, Xubuntu 8.10 was released last week.
Although I’m a big fan of Fedora I wasn’t very happy with the lack of speed while running a few applications, then I’ve decided to try a different Linux distribution.
The first one that I thought it would be a good alternative was Ubuntu, but after reading a couple of threads, I’ve finally decided to get Xubuntu.
Xubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system and it uses the Xfce desktop environment.