As a consumer, absolutely I'm basing it on that. I'll give Ubuntu a go tomorrow and see how that goes. Unless you can suggest a different distro that doesn't involve me mucking around, finding drivers for components that requre me to use my PC.
Honestly. The biggest gripe wasn't the lack of drivers for absolutely everything, but the fact that something as SIMPLE as print to PDF is next to impossible. Even with the thousands of tutorials online, all which say different things, nothing worked.
What I want to achieve isn't as simple as I will want it to be, but bottom line is, I need the PC to be running, and printing.
Basically, for work, we login via RDP, which is easy enough under SUSE. But then we use a DOS program.
I need that DOS program to print in Linux, when it is told to. Which will be the struggle. When using the RDP on Windows, it send it to a program on the local machine called Automate Spooler, which is apparently the only way to make the DOS program print locally. The EXE loads up in WINE, but hell, there maybe an even better way to make it work.
But yeah, OTT with my Linux hate. I was quite frustrated earlier in the day.
As for picking SUSE, I filled out some generator online, answered a few questions, and it said SUSE was the best for what I wanted.
Also, I'm using KDE. I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but I honestly don't care what environment I install and use. The PC will have limited use, but printing from RDP is an absolute necessity.
I strongly recommend that you install Elementary OS (and do some things after the installation )and see how you feel about Linux after that. Printing in PDF is extremely simple, I just installed a virtual PDF printer (cups-pdf I think) and that's it. Also, I never liked KDE, it's too much eye-candy for me and too slow.