Thinkpad T4x with Intel wifi 2200bg
I wasn't sure what to place in the Title but my questions concern my Thinkpad T41.
As stated, it's a model 2373, T41 with ATI Mobile Radeon 9000 GPU and WiFi Intel 2200bg card.
The CPU is Pentium M 1.6 GHz. I t has a 120GB IDE HDD.
Is that sufficient info?
I currently have Windows XP on it but my question regards which distro to install.
I have several distros and XP on my desktop currently. I'm not sure I'm ready to experiment with VirtualBox or virtualization and if I do, I would experiment with it on my desktop which has a considerably larger drive (320GB).
Anyway, what I'm getting at is how many operating systems is okay without going overboard? I would like to install three or four. I have 120GB capacity drive so if each OS partition is 20GB each, that is around 4 or 5 operating systems without running out of space. I don't want to run out of room, though. I use internal drives in an enclosure for my data. So, I'd have a 1TB drive and save data on there.
These are my favorite distros so far:
I also am not certain whether KDE 4 is really that resource efficient compared to 3.5 although it's claimed it is. I was wondering about that because I find KDE 4 distros seem to take a little longer to boot up although I haven't timed any boot ups yet.
I am used to KDE though but is Gnome better for my particular laptop or is either desktop sufficient and it's must a matter of taste? I haven't tried Gnome in a while but I generally liked KDE better but I want efficiency and avoid any sluggishness on the laptop.
Geez, this post is getting rather lengthy. I hope that I'll still get some readers. :-)
Thanks in advance for any replies, suggestions, recommendations and opinions....
Note: so far, Fedora 11 with KDE had my wireless working out of the box. sidux and Kubuntu needed further configuration but I feel like I could get it to work if the OS was installed (I was using a Live CD/DVD). I like Debian but there's no Live CD or DVD. Also, sidux is close enough and I probably don't have to worry about breaking things as much and still have things up to date.