After all this shit about Window 10 coming out, I want to wipe Windows completely, but I know very little about Linux except that there are quite a few different "Linuxes" out there.
Which one would be the most friendly to someone just coming from Windows 8.1? Any tips? How can I save things like songs/videos/pictures I've downloaded to carry over into my Linux (if its not the same as simply backing it up on an external drive, that is)? I'm not very code proficient...thats actually a steep understatement. I don't know jackshit about any kind of coding, except the tiny bit of CSS I picked up when I made a subverse. Does it have its own equivalent to Windows Task Manager for when something errors out or goofs up and I need to close it? Or does it come with like its own photo viewer and such?...I would guess any OS would come with that stuff, but being so reliant on Windows for, well, my whole life...and I honestly don't really know the first thing about Linux....
Also, if it helps any, here's my specs:
CPU: Intel i5-3230M @ 2.6GHz
GPU: Nvida GeFroce 660M / Intel HD Graphics 4000
Motherboard: ASUSTek G46VW
OS: Windows 8.1
You guys have been SUPER helpful, and I certainly didn't expect this to blow up like this. I feel like I've already learned a good bit; I hope anyone else looking to make the switch can find this and all of your comments. Thank you so much guys! I'm going to wait until I get a new PC to make a "complete" switch over, but until then I'm going to just use a LiveUSB and try out different distros :)
Thank you all so so so much!