I have just started getting back into computers, at work mostly, over the lat year and so since I last had a windows 98. All I have noticed is Windows makes it nearly impossible to actually get anything done - I feel this is on purpose!! But that aside, everything else out there is awesome.
I have been given an old ‘e-machines’ cheap computer which (besides my telling them not to) was changed from an XP to windows 7 before I got my hands on it. I dont have the original disks like I was promised but I cant complain too much as it was free!!
I was thinking about going back to XP (or possibly 98?) but then I have seen Linux - awesome. I have not had a chance to use any of the Linux OS’s on anyones computer so I am very much in the dark here.
I am planning to get a new computer but before I do I want to use this one as an experimental computer. Before I go out there and just randomly pick Ubuntu, I was hoping to find out if it worth me going through all of this - As you have reallised Im not that wise on computers.
My computer is used for basic home things such as:
- Home entertainment - i.e. My flat screen tv is my monitor and I watch a fair bit of 4OD, DVD’s etc
- Google Sketchup / Earth
- Old games such as Command and Conquer, Worms etc
Oh and this missus goes on FB all the time:(
Which Linux would be best for me as a simple learner OS?
Would I need the original Windows 7 CD’s and Codes in order to get it off this computer before putting a Linux on?
Is there any general advice that any of you would give to a newbie while considering the move to the dark side? Is worth me learning alot more about command prompts I have an Idea how they work etc but having always used windows for basic stuff I have only put in what is need to fix things.
Any help or general advice would be excellent
Thankyou very much