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want to put linux on an acer aspire 5315 laptop and was wondering what would be a good build to use. I've used mandrake a little on an old desktop, ...
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    want to put linux on an acer aspire 5315 laptop and was wondering what would be a good build to use. I've used mandrake a little on an old desktop, but not enough to know if it would be a good build for it. the specs are intel celeron 2.0 1gig ram 80 gig hdd. thanks for your help

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    Hi, Soth! Welcome to LinuxForums!

    That CPU and a gig of RAM should be able to run most of the modern distros without to much of a problem. Pretty much anything near the top of the list on Distrowatch should do well for you.
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    And to elaborate a little on jayd512 suggestion, Live CD version, i386, is a good way to go to see if everything will work.
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    thanks

    thanks for the advice, went with ubuntu. now i'm having trouble getting the wireless to work. i would greatly appriciate any advice on this. the drivers are there just not able to connect. been through several forums on the subject but none of it works.

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    Soth, you will get better results with your wireless problems by posting a new thread here Wireless Internet - Linux Forums

    There are some really good forum wizards there that know their wireless.
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