Dell Vostro (1500) and Linux, experiences?

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anyone had a chance to install any Linux distros on the 'new' Dell vostro

I'm about to buy a Vostro 1500 with a T7300 800 Mhz fsb, 2 GB ram
667 Mhz, nVidia GO8600M GT, 160 GB sata drive, delll bluetooth, and intel
wireless minicard for ieee802.11 draft N.
The laptop will come with Vista Business (which I expect to donwgrade to
XP pro sp2, since in my country this laptop won't come with xp installed)
and I'd like to use a debian bases Linux distro on it. Possibly Debian

Anyone has experienced problems with Vostros (or Inspirons, which seem
pretty similar in architecture) and Linux?

Do I have to fear some troubles?

thanks for any hint,

I've heard that buying a wireless card with draft N isn't a smart thing to
do, sicne the first draft won't be compatible with the final version of
the standard. Is this true? Should I spare 30 bucks (more or less) and get
a 'safer' Ieee 802.11 a/g card? Especially considering that I would like
to have it work under Linux...

Re: Dell Vostro (1500) and Linux, experiences?

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I've installed Ubuntu 7.04 on a Vostro 1500. I encountered a few
 but I was mostly able to resolve them. I still haven't gotten the CD/
DVD burner working yet,
but I haven't really tried as I've been occupied with other tasks (its
not automatic, any way).
I wrote about the issues and how I solved them here: /

          --Nathan Ricci

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