I'm planning to install Ubuntu on an aging Compaq Presario V5000.
I've established that the Unity desktop is not suited to this laptop, and am now using the standard (Gnome?) desktop.
I'm grappling with ndiswrapper and my wireless chipset.
But I'm still running it off a USB drive before I take the plunge and install properly to my internal HD. Part of my reticence in completing the installation is I'm experience freezes after about 10-20 minutes usage. Is this likely to be in any way related to running it off the USB drive?
EDIT: marked answer as accepted, installing onto hard disk has eliminated freezes.