I'm a member of the AusTech Forums, wherein are found many kind and helpful people who never get irritated by halfwits like me.
One of them told me about this Geelong group for Linux users so I made haste to sign up.
I was once pretty computer-savvy, back in the days when my husband was alive and we each had a desktop loaded with Win XP. It was in the period of XP's successful life that Chic lost his; and I've had technical input from no-one since then.
I've managed well with Win 7, but so loathed 8 that I never loaded it; and I've put up with 10 because - what else ?
Turns out that Linux is the what else.
I'm in the process of looking for a laptop to replace (eventually) this horrible Acer Aspire 5, which I hate. But as I'm on the age pension and have no assets at all, there are very finite limits to what I can afford. The folk at AusTech are helping me there, too.
What I should like to do, in a perfect world, is talk to one or some of you to get more close input on the right distro - or at least, possibly the right one (as I'm told Mint cinnamon by one bloke and plain Debian by another, and so on). In advance of getting the new or reconditioned laptop, that is; because I don't know when that's going to be.
Margaret-Rose Stringer (aka M-R)
0405 462 466