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September 11, 2016

complete noobie novice....HELP!! already overwhelmed!


I've just purchased a rebooted HP EliteBook 8460p Core i5, win 7 and an old firefox browser system, seemingly a bit dysfunctional.  Before I begin to work on this machine I am thinking of shifting my browser to Linux.  I'm not techno savvy at all.  I need guidance and am wondering if I can set this up myself??? 

Is there someone here who would be happy to encourage me and guide me through this process of

1. choosing the right distro

2.  guiding me to changing the format and shifting over to this new system and delete the old

3. as I am a real dummy with these things, I would ideally like you to help me understand what I am actually doing.  ie can take me by the hand and lead me to contented peace with a fully functioning computer to do office work, surf the net, do online webinairs, video's etc.  Not into gaming. 

Thank you in advance.

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