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as was said already in this thread, I would recommend that you switch from linpus to a fullfeatured Linux-distribution. You should tell us more about the hardware of your computer, how much RAM, how much diskspace and which processor and graphics-adapter do you have? then we can tell you which distribution is adequate for the machine. It is (in my opinion) not useful to upgrade the programs on linpus. It is simply a bad distribution.
Well, the computer has not enough power for recent versions of Ubuntu or Mint with Gnome as Desktopenvironment which often are recommended as "userfriendly" (for people with little Linux-experience).
But Mint has a version with LXDE as Windowmanager, this should work well on this computer. Take a look here: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1802 and http://www.linuxmint.com/index.php
Since your computer doesn't have a CD/DVD-drive you will have to create a bootable USB-device for the installer. This is explained very well in their documentation.
For the desktopenvironment, like KDE or Gnome not only the amount of RAM is important but also the graphics-adapter. So you should try another distribution before upgrading the RAM. As you know RAM is relatively expensive and I'd try everything out before I'd spend the money.
Do you now prefer to install Mint Debian XFCE to Mint 11 LXDE?
I read this of Mint Debian in a review -
"Compared to a frozen version of Linux Mint which changes very little once itís publicly released, itís not as stable. Things are likely to break more often but fixes can also come quicker. For this reason, LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT."http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2010/...mint-9-debian/.
The highlighted bit kinda worried me a little as I'm only bumbling through this with a great deal of help from people like yourself.