Dell Mini 12 Forum for discussion on the discontinued Dell Inspiron Mini 12.
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Norwich, UK
08-26-2010, 12:26 AM
Hi and welcome to the forum,
Ubuntu is known to be a bit sucky with the GMA chipset. It is possible to install Windows on netbooks, providing you have enough USB sticks Or if you actually have access to an external CD ROm drive that's even easier.
Here is the official Microsoft guide to installing Windows 7 on a netbook.
Just moved your thread to the Mini 12 section so hopefully you'll get a better response!
Join Date: Apr 2009
08-26-2010, 12:40 AM
Yes, Linux support isn't great for the GMA500 graphics in the Mini 12. Info about the GMA500 and Ubuntu.
I think the Mini 12 cannot have it's RAM upgraded.
So, I'd guess the best performance upgrade for a Mini 12 would be an SSD, but the Mini 12 uses a unusual size of drive (iPod-like). Also, I'm not sure if the Mini 12 can take advantage of fast drives (the old Mini 10 has poor IO performance, it's possible that the Mini 12 is similar).
I hope you enjoy your Mini.
Also, you're sure it's a Mini 12? 'Cause they're pretty rare, especially with Linux.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
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