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ZDNet: Linux, XP, and My Old PC

Aug 02, 2006, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Bott)

"Three weeks ago I reported on my experiences when I tried to install and use Ubuntu Linux. The reaction to that thread was mixed, with a fair number of commenters complaining that the VMWare test bed I chose wasn't typical of what an average PC user would use.

"Fair enough. To deal with that criticism, I put together two hardware test beds that are representative of what the world at large is likely to be using. One is a six-year-old HP 5135 notebook that had been running Windows Me..."

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