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September 13, 2010

Finding best distro for my computer

Hi, I just registered and thought I'd jump right in and ask for help. I'm currently using Windows XP and I'm getting so frustrated I'm ready to dump it and switch to Linux. The problem I'm having is determining the best distro for my computer. My experience with computers is limited; I only learned how to use them in 2001 and I'm only familiar with Windows. My computer is a 2001 Dell with a Pentium III processor, 30 GB hard drive, and 512 MB of RAM I'm hooked up to the internet via a high speed cable link so downloading shouldn't be a problem.
I'm looking for a distro that's easy to install and use, and would allow me to access and edit all the Windows documents I have saved. I mostly use the computer for e-mail and internet access.
Any suggestions which distro would be best for my computer? Thanks in advance.

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