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Overwhelmed Noob

Link to this post 23 Apr

I'm tired of Windows and OS X. Want to try Linux. All I really want to do on a computer is:

1. Connect to the Internet wirelessly.
2. Surf the web.
3. Download and open pdfs.
4. Use LibreOffice as my word processor.
5. Send and receive email.
6. Use three monitors.
7. Do this fast fast fast.

Any suggestions on which distribution? On hardware requirements? Anything else I should know?

TIA

JV

Link to this post 23 Apr

Linux Mint Xfce http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

Xubuntu or Lubuntu
http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/
http://lubuntu.net/

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Dual boot. Keep Windows unless you are absolutely sure that you want to ditch it. You might decide to go back to Windows and you can reinstate it.

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