hey, I am a newbie and I just want to say i really appreciate this distro. The only problem i had out of the box was the cpu temperature soared rather quickly, but after some hunting on the Ubuntu forums, I found the solution...installing dellfand program. Unfortunately, this program is not included in the package manager, but you must go to - http://dellfand.dinglisch.net/
- and download dellfand-0.9.tar.bz2. Untar this package, then go to the synaptic package manager and get G++(required to run "make"). After this installs, you can go back to the directory you untarred dellfand too and open a terminal. simply run "make" and this program will load. Use the command "sudo ./dellfand 0 5 32 42 50" in a terminal (opened in that directory) and your laptop fan will start running at the appropriate speed. I also use gkrellm, from the synaptic package manager, to monitor my cpu temp, along with other vital info. Without this program running, your older dell will eventually heat to the point that it will either shutdown or freeze up(or worse). Dellfand might work with other older dell laptops, like Pentium 3's, i don't know. hope this helps anyone who is trying to keep their dell latitude C600/C620/C640 or Inspiron 4000/4100/4250 running. I do know it does NOT work on most DXXX series latitude, like D400's. BTW, my C610 (P3, 256MB ram, 20 gig hd, bcm 43XX WIFI) runs like a scolded dog with Mint LXDE. I can't thank the creators of this fine distro enough. Vita Longa Linux Mint!