Hi guys, I'm getting a laptop that is around 5 years old (sorry don't know the specs). All I remember from using this Acer laptop is that it was fairly slow and performed quite poorly under Vista. As I'm planning on formatting the HDD anyway, though I might as well try a fresh OS that's also lighter. Been looking at 'novel friendy' Linux distributions and came across Ubuntu. Now there's also other, lighter Ubuntu distributions such as Xubuntu and Lubuntuï»¿. I want to use the laptop for email, browsing, text editing etc. That's about it; no gaming, no programs, nothing fancy. The only thing that I might find interesting later is playing with Linux commands (mind you, I know nothing about Linux but would be interesting to own a Linux OS for certain stuff.) Any of you used lightweight Linux distributions? What would you recommend?