I just acquired a spare PC with a 40GB hard drive which I'm planning to use for learning how to use Linux on (either Ubuntu or Mandriva). The problem I'm having is related to installation - I'm more familiar with how to reinstall Windows XP, the system drivers, etc. than with Linux.
My questions are:
- If I use any of the LiveCD's or DVD's available on the Net, do all Linux distros come with its own set of drivers that can match the ones I have on my system? If not, how do I go about looking for them and installing them?
- What's the best way to learn how to use Linux? Aside from Ubuntu and Mandriva, are there any other distros you would recommend for beginners like me?