Netbook - Acer Aspire One - basic help needed.
I have an Acer Aspire One netbook - no cd drive as that would double the size of this little machine. The Acer web page doesn't offer any help despite selling these Linux machines.
I used to be on a computer help desk so have no problems with Microsoft but my only experience of Unix was about 8 years ago when I used Pine as an email programme.
Therefore my Linux experience is Nil.
The machine came preloaded with Linpus, Firefox and Open Office. It has no real picture editing software although I will try to connect the machine to my Broadband connection and download some although I do not know which is likely to be the best.
I am having trouble finding my way around Linpus, talk of typing "whatever" into the "whatever" is a foreign concept to a MS user although I used to use DOS. (see the messages telling someone to "Type Start X" which means nothing to me - I wouldn't know where to type it etc.)
Is there a *VERY* simple Linpus guide anywhere? One which does NOT pre-suppose knowledge .....
Any idiot level information would be gratefully received.
I only bought the Acer because this pc has a problem with its USB ports and I needed a machine urgently.
It's tempting to convert it to Windows XP but I like the idea of a Microsoft-free zone.