Plz Help me choose a distro.
I'm currently using Windows 8 and thinking of switching to Linux. I'm a Science Student (Physics Major). I want to make a switch because Windows 8 works cool on fresh installation and after a few months now, everything looks messed up now. All those errors and application frequently crashing.
Here are my requirements:
- Chrome. It is a must. All my bookmarks, extensions are synced to my gmail account. I'm comfortable with Chrome cuz I've been using it for 2 years now and can work with 'least possible clicks.'
- A good plotter. A software that can do graphs for me.
- Office Suite.
- pdf reader
- LATEX or TEX editor.
- Music and Video (it should play mp3. Ubuntu doesn't support mp3 or DVD video). And good video converter.
- bittorrent client.
It should have tools to configure my system make it work the way I want. Ubuntu Unity has a very limited preferences to select and I'm stuck.
And I don't know nothing about my computer architecture. It runs x32 and x86. But x64 gives me some kinda error.
And the distro should support tarballs. I don't see a Next-Next-Next-Next-Finish Wizard when I double click on tarballs. But most sites only give me tarballs. How do I install new softwares?
Plz don't suggest Scibuntu. I don't like Ubuntu.