Originally Posted by Johan Lotz
But I am not sure I could run all my applications like my Priners or programs like Coreldraw and Nero please advise because if I switch I will not be able to go back to windows and that scares me a little
Hello and welcome to the forum
Be sure that you burn a restore CD of Windows 7, if you are able, should you decide to return to Windows. Please keep in mind that Linux itself will not run Windows software, although there are some cases where you can use WINE to run Windows programs. However, this method is not always successful. While WINE may (or may not)
run your programs, you would need to confirm that their EULA's allow for such use.
You will most likely need to find Linux substitutes for Nero and CorelDRAW. As examples, for CorelDRAW, you could try either OpenOffice Draw (or LibreOffice Draw,)
and for Nero, Brasero.
These programs should be available in the repositories of most distributions. However, they may or may not have the same features you desire or are used to.
Also, by "Priners," did you mean printers? If so, Please tell us what brand and model you have so we can tell you if it's compatible with Linux or not. For that matter, you may want to run a distribution you're interested in "live" before installing it to the hard drive, to make sure all your devices are compatible. It might save you some headaches that way.
Other members will most likely offer you their suggestions, too...