Originally Posted by clair37
As much as I am grateful to everyone for their responses, it really is far too complicated for me. I have used windows for years, and this little netbook is my first experience of linux and I just cannot get my head around it at all.
I can understand the frustration - all of us have been there at some time or another - but don't let it drive you mad!
You are not the first to arrive here with a similar netbook-type machine, and having the exact same troubles trying to figure out how to install/remove/upgrade the software installed in it. And usually it takes us a page of posts just to figure out what operating system is on them.
The netbooks use a lot of different stuff in their special little versions of operating systems, compared to run of the mill desktop or laptop Linux distributions, so there are also less people around who know all the ins and outs of the netbooks (as most of us have got a desktop, laptop, server, whatever).
I agree it's a lot, just to use MSN. But I wish you luck, and hope you don't give up and that a solution occurs when you get your new SD card.