Had my first scrap with Linux. And it was great !
If you have a cd-burner , and who doesn’t nowadays, burn them live-cd’s and go for a ride. No need to install nada, just put in the live-cd and reboot your pc.
Afterwards your heavy, expensive, slow, nag-nag Windows is still there, untouched !
By the way all of them connected to internet no problem.
Live-usb didn’t work that well , only ubuntu had no probs here.
I tried: a) puppy (the best but not so beautiful), b) lubuntu (i’ll probably settle on this one), c) ubuntu, d) slitaz, e) bodhi. All this in 10 hours !
Don’t throw away your old pc, you’ll be amazed !
A live CD, live DVD, or live disc is a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system, it leaves your windows intact.
Read some more about live-cd’s here