Redoing Acer laptop
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
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.
And to elaborate a little on jayd512 suggestion, Live CD version, i386, is a good way to go to see if everything will work.
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.
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.