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But here's a tip: If you are trying Linux for the first time, and you also have a nice, fast, modern computer--try it on the more powerful computer! Then you can have all the speed, stability, desktop effects, animations, bells & whistles, etc. If you have a semi-decent computer, say 1ghz+ with 1gb+ ram, then you can try a beginner-friendly distro like Mint and have a rockin' first impression of Linux. (With the limited hardware of your Travelmate, a multimedia-rich website like Facebook will bring it to its knees; this is not Linux's fault but just the bloat of modern web design vs. the reality of outdated hardware.
) You do not need to make any permanent changes to your computer to test-drive because you can run from a Live CD or USB without actually installing to your hard drive. If you are not satified with "live" mode, then you do not charge ahead and install.