Originally Posted by strollin
One really great thing about Linux distros is that almost all of them have what is referred to as a "LiveCD" feature that lets you boot and run the OS directly from the CD/DVD for testing purposes. This lets you test that distribution with your hardware to make sure it's compatible as well as letting you try the OS to see if you like it before installing it.
Many feel that the Mint Mate Linux distro is an easy transition to Linux for those coming from Windows. Check it out here: https://www.linuxmint.com/
Thanks for that checking it out now.