>>Quote:--"However I'm a complete noob and need one that works out of the box completely and is really easy to use and update. I don't want it to be like linpus lite which didn't let me do anything, but I want to put the cd in, boot up and be able to use things like wireless straight away without spending hours figuring out how to use the command centre."<<
= You can try Linux Mint, it is Ubuntu based and it aims at "visual elegance and ease of use". Package management is as good as Ubuntu of course.
= You should learn using the terminal (command line) it saves much time sometimes.
>>Quote:--"I also don't want to spend my entire life on these forums asking stupid questions."<<
= Somewhere a senior member here says that: "The only stupid question is the question not asked."
>>Quote:--"EDIT: oh and while I use the computer for gaming I also write a lot. And do both scripts and novel based prose so would want something that I could install things like finaldraft on fairly easily."<<
= Linux Mint installs auto with Open Office Suite there you can write your novels and prose as you did with MSOffice. One good thing is that Mint runs an online linked dictionary very useful to writers, can be available ON the taskbar each time you boot; this feature is not available in most other distros (so far I've been trying to have it under Slack but no joy yet til now --hope some hackers could help me
Hope this helps. Goodluck.
PS --Get the tutorial I linked hereunder, it is a must for every newbie who "doesn't want to spend his life asking questions" to run Linux.