I have been using windows all my life. Irrirating fact is that I have a hacker on my pc for half a year know which I can't get rid of, even though I have a fully up to date winxp with firewall and brand new router. So I would like to switch to Linux because I have heared it is much safer. Could anyone tell me what version of Linux I should choose that is the most safe one if I only want to use it for simple internet, an ftp program like cute or ws ftp and a thunderbird mail.
What I have installed now is the Mandrake pack version 10. I've installed it with Paranoid mode but I'm not able to mount any cd/dvd or external drive. Internet is working just fine. Which is the second question, becuase I really like this version and the Paranoid mode it comes with, does anybody know how I mount the cd's and dvd's I put in.
Hope anybody is willing to tell me something about it!