How to replace Windows XP Pro with Linux Mint?
Hello guys and please forgive me for jumping straight in with what must be a pretty straightforward Q. I have checked a few of the FAQs and taken the Linux selector, which pointed me towards Mint.
Ive (re)installed Windows a few times (which is my problem, its getting too frequent!) so while i can follow an install, format the drive and create a partition etc, im by no means very good if i have to do anything manually, without a prompt.
Questions if you dont mind.... :)
1. I have Windows XP Pro at moment, are there any known issues with overwriting this with Linux Mint? as long as Linux works im happy to banish Windows forever, dual boot not needed.
2. As i gather Mint is Linux for dummies (only joking, i include myself!) is the install pretty much prompt led, similar to a Windows install, or will i be expected to do anything that isn't reasonably obvious (bearing in mind my experience)?
3. Its a desktop PC, connected to Virgin broadband in the UK by wireless connection. I want to use Firefox browser if possible. Its mainly internet though i do use Bluetooth to connect things a fair bit. I will want some kind of package that's compatible with Microsoft Word and Excel. Will any of these cause any issues?
Thank you in advance!