Originally Posted by AL DE SILVA
If Ubuntu v 11.10 is not the right disto for a Samsung P28 - what would work nicely.
I'm keen to get some Linux installed and learn more about the operating systems.
If you want to stay within the *buntu family, I would suggest Lubuntu http://lubuntu.net/
. It is much lighter and faster than Ubuntu. However, if you install a bunch of bloated apps like Amarok or Rhythmbox this will add a lot of bloat to your Lubuntu system. Stick with the lightweight apps in the Ubuntu repos and you will be ok. For example, I like aqualung
for music and smplayer
for video and the included transmission
bit torrent app for file sharing.
If you want to explore a different distro, then try Zenwalk http://zenwalk.org/
or Salix http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home
Both Salix and Zenwalk have a bit of a steeper learning curve than Ubuntu; but they are both fairly easy to use if you read the documentation.