I started with ubuntu because my brother always used linux/ubuntu, and my bootleg copy of 7 crashed 2 years ago. For those 2 years I have been doing the basics online with XP on tired old laptop.
Said tired old laptop is having problems with wireless card and will lose all connectivity - probably sooner than later. Clearly, I need a contingency plan.
I have a rather large HP with 8 whatever ram. It has also had several upgrades because my bro gets bored at the same time that I have disposable income...so any way, don't make any assumptions about the hardware.
Alas, my brother has left the country and needs must we not have contact, especially online. What can I say except we don't miss our water 'til the well runs dry.
So here's the thing...I know what I want out of the software, settings and such, but I know nothing about command line stuff. So just because I feel retarded saying that, you can kinda understand how it happened.
My biggest issue right now is connecting the desktop to internet. I have wireless or LAN access.
Will some patient soul be so kind as to walk me through the process? I mean, I have a web presence to establish now that my brother is away and I no longer enjoy the anonymity of using his connections and webservers.