Linux ruined my previous laptop. Won't use it again. I am still hoping I can find someone to help me recover my partisans. I'll try not to make this too long but here is what happened>>>>
I installed Linux. I selected to allow it to run along side windows. Upon install it seems to have wiped my hard drive and none of my windows files are accessible. Even the backup disc and back up flash drive will not load into that lap top. Further, it reduced functionality. I couldn't up load images any where, I couldn't save most images, couldn't get things like Apache open office to run n it, nor paint.net. I lost every bookmark, and every application I was running before I installed Linux, and I have been unable to find anyone who will help me attempt recovery. It's a shame because I was looking forward to using something other than windows.