Roza1618 wrote:Sorry, I'm new, and I've got no idea how computers work, yet.
If you had Ubuntu on a laptop, will it be able to connect to networks/printers/routers/etc.etc..?
Also I heard something about WINE, is that any good? Can it run microsoft office?
Thanks in advance!
Welcome to HackThisSite! community, first off. I just recently returned after an extended break, due to unfortunate circumstances, but it's certainly good to be back.
Will Ubuntu be suitable for your needs?
To answer your question, YES. Ubuntu /will/ be able to connect to networks/printers/routers/etc.
Sometimes, configuration is required, ranging from terribly easy to wanting to throw your computer out the window.
I have a good working knowledge of configuring modems to work with the internet with different services. My Facebook has a couple articles (I'll give them to you, if you'd like), written by me, elaborating on making different modems work, such as the USB727 modem from Verizon Wireless, and even some modems for Cricket Communications. While things of that nature are less common to see, the knowledge is still much needed. Setting up your internet connection, if it takes much configuration, should be something similar to the process involved with these modems. I doubt it could be much harder than that.
But if you decide to make the jump, try and stay updated with Ubuntu... My version recommendation is 12.04 LTS.