ok, I will try ubuntu next
My little red netbook, Aspire One from Acer, running XP has been sitting on a shelf. I fired it up today to attempt to install a flavour of Linux on it. Stumbled. I closed the lid to put it in standby and bang the screen stayed black after I reopened the lid. I had got it going and opened a Word doc and even connected it to my new wifi network in the house. Funky. Hmmmm.