Linux Related and stuff
Okay. Here we go.
My personal computer is very dead. Basically Windows is dying, and all drivers are gone. Problem: I long ago lost my XP reboot disc that came with the computer, and I'm not exactly looking forward to reinstalling ALL of my drivers. Basically, I'm effed. (note: for whatever reason my CD drive works, although it won't autorun or anything.)
I could buy a new copy of XP and see if I could get things fixed from there. (My computer is in serious need of a wipe anyway)
Or I could try Linux. I have 0 experience with it, but I am very sick of XP and am willing to figure it out. Plus that way I'd be the cool kid who has Linux.
Here is my question(s):
1.)If I were to get a Linux distro (I was looking at SuSe), would it fix my driver problem? Someone earlier said it has "built in drivers for most hardware"...?
2.)Would I want to install it out of Windows (which is dying and low on disc space), or would it be possible to format the hard drive and boot off a linux CD (/would I want to do this with no linux experience?)
Thanks a lot. Help would be greatly appreciated. I really don't know what I'm talking about.