I am building a new computer because my old windows Vista machine has seen better days.
This is what i put together and i already have all the parts for it. I do not game i mostly just lurk forums buy stuff off ebay and amazon and stream video. I grew up with Windows machines in 1991 my parents had windows 3.1 i believe on a IBM PS/2, then i messed with windows 95 a bit when i got older then i used 98 a lot then XP and now Vista. So i feel like i know how to use windows even though I'm no comp genius it feels familiar.
Well my new computer i was originally going to pirate windows 7 (i want nothing to do with 8, 8.1 or 10). Then i remembered Linux so i started searching it out and it seems to look really nice. Would i miss windows in any way since i do not use Microsoft programs for anything? All i really have on my current PC is Skype, yahoo messenger (yeah really), Firefox, VLC player. All of which except for yahoo messenger is available on Mint.
I have also heard you can run both windows and Linux which might be nice. But if i ended up liking Linux id probably just trash windows anyways. Looking for some advice on what i should go with or other Linux variants.
This is the comp i am building if it matters. I was going to run the OS and programs off the SSD and store media on a platter drive. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yD7Zbv