Hi lechols, may I call you Lisa?
Just adding to what NickAu and paul88ks have said above (& partly repeating) is a template I am using now, for those new to Linux, and others:
"The following would be helpful, both as a general rule, and specifically about your current dilemma/question:
System specs on your computer/s configuration. Take a look at my example by clicking my avatar at upper left (bearded Aussie sitting on a step) and see what I have in my profile. Also see what I have in my signature below, and you will get the picture.
With 1., above – a number of our Members whom are also Windows users find it useful to access Piriform Speccy, which, as well as providing you with a very comprehensive analysis of your computer/s for your own purposes, allows you the opportunity to have a URL (website address) posting of those specs (no personal info), which you can include in your signature.
You can see examples of this by clicking the signature parts from pcpunk above, for each of his Acer Aspire and his Toshiba, to get the picture
NickAu, on the other hand, has chosen to use the Linux terminal command <inxi -Fx> and upload it to bleepstatic.com. You can get a less verbose rendition of this by typing it in without the dash, that is <inxi Fx> - both without the brackets when typed.
By taking this step, you are effectively “Have specs will travel” around this website. It will help you, as well as help us to help you."
I note that you have been a member since 4th March 2010 (way longer than me), but on the lack of specs, leaves the question way too open eg "How long is a piece of string?", lol.
But given it's been a long time between Posts for you, you must be pretty independent/trouble free, so Linux may be right up your alley.
Depending on those specs, I run 10 Linux Distros currently, from Bare Bones to The Works, so may be of some assistance.
BTW - reference to pcpunk superfluous here, but you will likely meet him soon
Edited - added BTW
Edited by wizardfromoz, 03 November 2015 - 03:52 AM.