Fujitsu Siemens Laptop with Vista
Yeah, rather than create a fresh topic, I suppose I may as well cram it in here. This may seem like a stupid thing to ask, but I figured it's better to ask stupid questions than to make stupid mistakes.
Basically, I'm picking up a cheap and cheerful laptop for just the odd bit of use when the desktop PC is in use. And I thought considering I want to run Linux perminantly when I have my own PC (My family use the desktop PC, so I kept it to Windows) I thought I may as well use this cheap laptop as my first proper Linux platform under the basis that if anything goes wrong, it's no big deal.
I've heard alot of people say that installing linux for the first time on a laptop isn't the best idea, but I figured I might as well do it anyway.
The laptop is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo LI1705 1G (told you it was cheap :p) and comes with Vista installed. My main questions, basically are:
1. Will the laptop be able to run Linux?
2. How will I go about scrapping Vista completely and installing Linux?
3. Any recommendations for a good distribution? I have used a few Live CDs of Debian and Ubuntu so I'm not totally new, but I'm not that keen on Ubuntu. I was thinking OpenSuSE or Knoppix.
Thanks in advance, Navras