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Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on the MSI Wind / Advent 4211

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My fiancee likes small laptops. One of her first recovery missions for me was to take an old Dell and see if Linux would revive it. Sadly, even Ubuntu can’t make a laptop that has a battery running as hot as short order chef’s griddle run better.

Recently, PC World made available a cheap version of the MSI Wind netbook, known as the Advent 4211. It’s based on the excellent Intel Atom processor; however, there are some ways in which it’s deficient: it has only an 80 GB hard drive, and only 1 GB of RAM. Plus, for some strange reason, it comes with Windows XP.

However, it’s important to follow a series of steps to ensure that you’re getting the maximum performance out of the laptop. These steps begin before you replace anything.

First, ensure you’re using the latest firmware.

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