I am sick of using windows, and most of the apps I use are open-source, so I'm trying to switch to linux.
I have two pcs, an I7 and an old asus netbook. Since I don't want to use different OSs/distros I'm going for a lightweight linux.
I tried Puppy, but it's just too minimal. I tried lite from a live usb, and appart from not detecting a latin1 keyboard (something that shouldn't be hard to set on install) there were no issues.
I've bought windows 7 starter, and for some specifics apps I have to keep it. Generally I have two partitions - one for apps and OS and the other for files.
Now my i7 pc sits in the living room (new house with no desk space), and I was thinking of getting an external usb3 HDD to keep every file and then use the different computers for different tasks.
I want to test this distro on my netbook. Keeping the windows 7 installed on the C drive and install the other on the D drive (if this was the i7 I would create another partition to backup some files or for big jobs).
I studied the install methods but I'm still unsure on what to choose... Should I select dual boot and select the bigger drive (the D drive) or should I choose 'something else'.
I know this is a first time post, and that it's probably in the wrong section but I really don't want hassles in reinstalling windows 7...
Anyway, thanks for your reads and replies in advance.