I have recently bought the Samsung N120 as a light-use workstation for school and on trips. As I'm relatively new to Linux, I'm considering installing Linux Mint 7 as my OS, dual booting with Windows XP.
The Samsung N120 is a netbook with the following specifications:
* Genuine XP Home SP3
* Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6 GHz)
Graphics Graphic Memory 128 MB shared
Graphic Processor Intel 945GSE
* System Memory 1 GB DDR2 667 MHz
Maximum System Memory 1 GB DDR2 667 MHz
* LCD Technology 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024 x 600
* Multimedia Speakers 2 W (1 W x 2)
* Integrated Camera 1.3 megapixel
* Storage Hard Drive 160 GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM
* Wired Ethernet LAN 10 / 100 BaseTX
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
USB 2.0 x 3 USB (2 chargeable USB ports)
Multi Card Slot 3 in 1 (SD, SDHC, MMC)
* Input Keyboard Type 82 keys
* Security Kensington Key Lock Capable
* 6 cell battery lithium ion
* Dimensions (W XH XD) 10.27″ x 1.19″ x 7.3″
Weight (including battery) 1.3kg (2.8 lbs)
Is Linux Mint 7 likely to work very well out of the box on the Samsung N120? Will it need a bit of work, or will it be so problematic that it's best to look elsewhere? In particular, feedback from Samsung N120 owners would be very useful.
Thanks in advance!