I have so many questions. Trouble is, until some of these questions actually arise, I don't know exactly how to articulate them.
So. My system is an MSI U180. Intel Atom N2600 Ram 1GB DDRIII, with a 320 GB hard disk.
Currently running Windows 7.
I want to get rid of Windows, and totally reconfigure to Linux (Ubuntu) and Apache Open Office. If there is open source security software that someone can recommend, I would be up for that too.
I currently have a google account, and an android phone. I also have an Amazon Prime account through which I have purchased movies and tv programs and obviously I would like to be able to view them through my laptop. I can keep the google account solely on my phone if I need to.
At the moment, my system is hanging really badly (you would not believe how long it has taken so far to type this message) although I am not certain if it is my system (I am feeling that familiar stress that comes with my exposure to Windows) or the fact that the library's internet can be somewhat haphazard.
All advice, suggestions, actual physical help would be very gratefully received. I live on a boat in Gosport, Hampshire, can be found in the Library most days and would happily buy hot beverages in exchange for help. Advice for getting stuff off the laptop would also be gratefully received.