I want to convert my XP computer to Linux
I have been viewing some of the Linux recommendations and I find it just as daunting if not more than selecting a Windows OS but that’s ok
--- I plan on considering Lubuntu, Linux Mint, or Zoris OS according to
My XP computer is
Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop running XP Pro SP3
--- Intel Celeron 2.80 GHz processor, 30 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM
--- The computer is hard wired for Internet access but I have a wireless Netgear NR1000 v2 for 3 other computers to work wirelessly
--- If I use a wireless USB adapter on this Dell Dimension 3000, will Linux work with it?
What browsers do I use in Linux?
--- I’ve always used IE.
--- It appears to me I could use Firefox or Chrome
I use Microsoft Office 2000 with Microsoft’s Office Compatibility Pack without any problems interactive the 200 or so volunteers and appropriate organizations at the non-profit organization I volunteer at
--- Even if Linux doesn’t accommodate Microsoft Office, I’m willing to learn what is offered based on what flavor of Linux I decide on
I use Yahoo for email & will be looking into Windows Live mail on my Windows 7 computers
--- Will Linux allow me to continue using those email clients?
For printers I have an HP OfficeJet 4500 AIO & an HP DeskJet 950C printer
--- Will Linux allow me to continue using those printers?
My computers are all 32-bits right now
--- Do I have to factor in 32-bit vs. 64-bit in Linux
I see so many times that Linux isn’t subject to being infected at least not normally
--- However what security programs should I consider for Linux just the same?