Hello I'm new to the whole Linux OS overall concept and I'm just figuring it out before installing it for the first time My dad's laptop has 1 GB of RAM and 1.5 GHz (Atom) and barely runs windows 7 starter .. In case I wanted to install Linux Mint/Ubuntu: 1. Is Linux installs itself with Internet Drivers? or should I download those first? 2. Windows 7 starter is Built-in the laptop, knowing it takes resources from the computer anyway, would installing Linux still get better performance? - On the same assumption is "Fresh Installation" still available? If not - what's the best alternative? 3. Can anyone post an - easy to understand - link for how to divide the partitions? Thanks in advance!!!