I have a new laptop to work on. It is a dell inspirion 1100 with a 2.1 GHz celeron (or something close to that) with 1gb of RAM and a 60gb hard drive. I have tried installing a ton of ubuntu derivatives and none of them work correctly. I guess that is a common problem with this particular laptop, something with the bios and video drives, or something...whatever.
So if figure if i avoid the debian based distros, i should be good and i have indeed got mac pup and puppy linux to work (along with XP), so i know this computer still works. However, I don't really like any of those operating systems. I hate windows and puppy linux is a bit too lightweight. It does seem this computer can handle a bit more than those.
Any suggestions on ones to check out?