I have a Dell Inspiron 8500 Laptop with 256MB and a 30gb HD. I've had this laptop since 2003 and It's running Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (that has been upgraded from SP1 then to SP2 then to SP3, with all the updates inbetween.)
The page file size is @ 1792MB and the Virtual Memory is @ 2047MB. I would like to know what OS I should look at upgrading to. I am considering upgrading the RAM )to the max) and the HD, but I could still use it ASIS.
I use it primarily for mobile email, web browsing, some hobbyist related works, watching some movies and listening to my .mp3 collection, as well as some chatting on paltalk and yahoo messenger. I have also used this to do large downloads from a torrent site, and a few p2p programs with the built in WiFi. Should I keep XP Professional SP3, downgrade to SP2 or change to an appropriate version of Vista? What abpit Ubuntu? I have an iPod 30gb Video, a Philips GoGear MP3/MP4 player and also use iTunes, MediaMonkey and WMP with the laptop. I also use it to watch YouTube and FanCast. I took the time to search for all the KB files it's had updated to it since it was new, and manualy downloaded them from the microsoft support site to a disk I burnt so that it could be manually updated.