If I don't scrub but install Linux, will my still computer boot faster? It takes 5 minutes for it to boot and shut down right now, so that's always been a bit of an issue. Will it be faster if I scrub and then install Linux?
All my files are saved on a "MY Passport Essentials USB" should I disconnect that before I do the scrubbing? If I don't, will it be scrubbed too since it's connected to my desktop and constantly saving new changes?
Finally, can I install my Microsoft Office Suite 2007 on this new operating system if I do this complete scrub? If not, what do I use to write my essays for school on? Will it be as good as Office 2007, allowing me to do everything I can do now on Office, like inserting Pie graphs and pictures in my document?
Another concern of mine is that my computer is extremely slow and crashes when I run more than one program, like my web browser and Microsoft Word. This is an issue when I need to write papers and do research on the web. Will I see improvement in this area if I do a complete scrub and install Linux?
>Boot up time can be easily reduced by cutting back the number of unnecessary startup tasks, as well as deframenting your PC hard drive.
>You don't have to disconnect the external hard drive before scrubbing, if you plant to follow through with it. But seeing as you're inexperienced, I'd recommend you do disconnect the external drive, just to be on the safe side.
>It is possible to install Microsoft Office Suite 2007 in Linux and properly functioning as on the vista using a free program called WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator). Click on the images to see the procedure as to how to accomplish this.
>The possible cause to slow process and imminent crashes when executing more than one program is likely due to unnecessary or redundant installed program that overload background functioning, leading to system conflicts that slow everything down. Another likely factors that I can think of are a decline in RAM (from fragmented memory and memory leaks), registry bloating, and/ or corrupted registry files.
P.S: You can similarly have itunes running on linux with the aid of WINE.