Thought I'll try Sabayon and downloaded Sabayon 14.05 KDE x86. I would also consider Mint or OpenSuSE as I've been pleased with both of those in the past. Machine is currently running Windows XP Pro, but support is over for XP so I'm thinking it's best to make the switch.
This is the hardware I'm using: Any recommendation to which distro I run?
**Total the system has 3GB of RAM running in dual channel (128 bit) at 2.6v 3-3-3-8 stock voltage and timings. 2 sticks of the OCZ and 2 sticks of the Samsung.. so 2x 1GB + 2x 512MB
At my current apartment I'm only allowed to connect to internet via WiFi. So I've got an Asus USB-N13 adapter. It's shown to be Linux compatible, but looks like the driver needs to be installed by compiling from source. I've been told that I shouldn't need to do that as it should be supported natively by kernel.
I have no idea how to setup wireless in Linux.. seems it's become a pain to do so. Any tips how to get it setup and running well?
Used to have this adapter and it would automatically work just by plugging it in.
This is the one I'm using now (got it as a cheap upgrade to the Belkin one when it fried)
Here's a screenshot of the contents of the CD that came with the Asus adapter if it helps.