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  1. So after a solid 4 years of use outta my shitty laptop, I have decided to get a new computer. I'll post another thread on that elsewhere. I'm not ready to get rid of the computer as it still works, but It can't even run HL:2. Im wondering 2 things. First of all, is there a good solid linux distro out there that will run smoothly on a laptop? I was considering Ubuntu, but my previous experiences with Fedora Core were not good, so I'm a little skeptical about using Ubuntu right now. I'd like to partition it so that Im running Windows XP and (as my current decision is) Ubuntu. How would I go about setting that up?

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      Ubuntu works great, as it's been the most popular distro, and thus has gotten the attention of Major companies, including Nvidia, so if you have an Nvidia chipset, expect it to work as intended, provided you install the drivers using this little menu they supply for you.

      The way I did it, was to shrink the partition of XP to a size that I think would be enough.

      HOWEVER, Ubuntu can install itself using the free space on the XP partition, so you don't really have to worry about setting up any partitions as you used to. But, if you wanna go the old route, there are many tutorials to achieve this. like, This one.