I bought a Linux Mini 12 and currently have Ubuntu Netbook Remix installed. I initially bought it when my Mac Powerbook died. I didn't have enough cash to replace it with another Mac, so went with this Dell. I'm a web developer who just wanted a small, light and cheap notebook to take to meetings with clients so that I can show them various websites. I've been using the Mini for about 4mos and it's fine when I'm at home on my wifi network, but anytime I take it out, to coffee shops, etc... I have a very difficult time getting it to see and/or connect to their wifi. I don't have the time to screw around with it when meeting prospective clients, and it makes me look unprofessional. I need to be able to walk into an office / bar / coffee shop etc..., open the thing and be online. So... I'm thinking that I should switch it to XP. I despise all things M$, but at least I know my way around XP, and I'm willing to take whatever performance hit comes with it.
I only have the Ubuntu CD that shipped with the Mini. I have a Win XP Pro Volume Licensed Install CD (that can only be used on Dell equipment) which I got when I was a Dell reseller at my last job. I'm wondering whether or not that Dell OEM XP disc will work on this Mini, and whether or not I will need any specific drivers to get everything working. Basically... how much of a PITA is it going to be for me to switch this thing over to XP?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!