Hi I am looking for a Linux distro that will work out of the box with a Dell Inspiron 1501 where I am a complete beginner with Linux and I have heard things about the Inspiron due to a Broadcom/Dell wireless card that can be tricky to set up.
If it helps any, here are the computer specs as per a Piriform Speccy scan ;
Operating System : Win XP Home 32 bit SP3
CPU Name : Mobile AMD Sempron 5000+ 90 nm Technology.
CPU Specification : ( AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor TK-53 )
RAM : 2.00 GB Single Channel DDR2 @ 242 MHz ( 4-4-4-12)
Motherboard : Dell Inc. OUW744 ( Socket M2/S1G1 ).
Motherboard Chipset : ATI Xpress 200 ( RS480 )
Graphics : ATI Radeon Express 1150
Storage : 111GB Western Digital WDC WD1200BEVS-75USTO ( SATA), WD Scorpio
Optical Drive : HL-DT-ST DRD+-RW GSA-T11N
Audio : SigmaTel High Definition Audio Codec
Network LAN : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport.
Network WIFI : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Has anyone been there with this machine and can recommend a distro that works out of the box ?
My plans for now is to dual boot with XP due to a need to use Photoshop, Gimp is a whole new learning curve.
Edited by Habesque, 22 May 2015 - 08:50 PM.