Ubuntu CD player working along with Open Office and the GIMP

Ubuntu is running nicely on a small Dell L400 laptop (I like 12 inch screens). I’m now hacking through the Ubuntu forums working out how to get the Lucent Winmodem working. On second thoughts, a box with just OpenOffice and the GIMP might get me doing more handouts…

The Dell has a 700 MHz Pentium 3 processor and 256 Mb of RAM (maximum the board can take alas). I managed to resize the Windows ME partition (the laptop was supplied with a restore CD using Symantec Ghost) and the single Ubuntu installation CD-ROM used the remaining hard drive space for a Linux file system including a swap partition. The whole installation took about an hour.

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