Also recommend you remove your email address from here before a spambot comes by and picks it up. You may need to replace it, although gmail spam filters are pretty good.
In any case, we prefer people to propose and solve probs here, so we can all learn.
That said, Welcome to LQ
and like syg00 said, you may want to re-think your distro choice.
Anything off the top 5 or 10 at www.distrowatch.com
would probably do.
If you really like the MS approach, the Ubuntu series are popular.