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Rejuvenating a four-year-old laptop - with Linux

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A few months back, after I installed Xubuntu on my eeePC netbook, and this effectively gave it a second and much faster life, I also asked you if you have recommendations for my T42 box.

What operating system?

This is an interesting question. Believe it or not, I decided to go for Kubuntu Ringtail. The reason I chose it is because it has shown some really good results recently, and even offered a flawless upgrade on my Pavilion laptop. And since I have upgraded the internal Lucid installation thereon to Linux Mint Maya, it makes sense to do with a bit of variety and try something else here.

As you would expect, all of the hardware was properly detected and initialized. No fiasco like we had with Asus VivoBook recently, unfortunately. Wireless, Nvidia, all in good order, no sweat. But we will get to the nitty details later on.

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