After using almost ~14 months, i left my laptop aside. to dust and dirt to build in. i hardly use it for any important work for i couldn’t get a good linux distribution to run on it. More here
i tried fedora, mandriva, ubuntu, knoppix and fall back to fedora for it was the less problematic one off the given three. but sadly, i couldn’t enjoy the ride on fedora as the system started to hang every now and then, with providing lesser information to diagnose what’s the problem is. my friend asked me, not to use ubuntu, claiming it doesn’t adhere the ethics of real open source culture. . i installed fedora once and it was ok. but unfortunately, i didn’t find it stable on my laptop.