Have questions in regard the changing my operating system from Windows Xp to Linux. This was suggested by a follow subscriber from Bleeping Computers and sounds interesting. This is my situation. After I cleaned installed Windows Xp a couple of days ago I got a virus going online to download antivirus. The driver program I was using is Driver Pack Solution 14 Beta . I can't run a Kaspersky virus scan to remove the virus because driver Pack Solution is conflicting with it.
I don't know anything about Linux but would like to download it free and not sure where to get it or how to choose the best version of Linux that can suit my computer. My Computer is 12 years old and not sure if it can take on a Linux operating system mainly because I never tired it. But other than the virus thing it runs good. I can download a program called Speccy and it will give me a profile of the entire computer the way it stands now. Assistance can be appreciated here. Speccy can be quite elaborate. Please in short what should I look for.
In regards other question. Can some direct me to a place where I can download Linux free and provide me with a tutorial to update the Xp partition to Linux.
I will be using a flash drive to copy the Linux operating system on to and I would like to know how much space I would need on the flash drive. Using a flash drive because I don't have the proper software installed in the optical drive. Can I also use the same computer to copy Linux operating system on to as the Xp computer that has the virus. If I do use the same computer will I get another virus on the upgrade Linux computer system. Lastly if I change to Linux will all of the drivers copy on to the new Linux program by themselves.
If someone can please further clarify any of these points and also provide any tutorials how I can change from xp to Linux. Once gain I have never used Linux before. Thank you most considerately C.C..