So I am loosing my job and one of the many things to deal with is the fact that I am about to have to give up my computer. I have a lesser portable that I can use but I need to put a hard drive in it and I am not going to buy a copy of MS Windows when buying food may be a problem in the upcoming weeks.
Around 2003/04 I tinkered with Mandrake/KDE Linux and so I am looking at loading Linux on the portable. Any Linux users here? Any recommendations on a distro? I am effectively starting out as a noob but I am an IT guy so the learning curve shouldn't be quite as steep.
I am on Linux Forums but thought I would ask here too. Thanks in advance for the input.