I downloaded Linux Mint 19.1
and GAWD DAM !
it's the Bee's Knee's .
I'm using it right now from my USB as a Live Distro ( <---<<< Wiki that term , I ain't explaining it )
and so ,,,
No freaking Windows open for snoops to peak in on me .
My advice is , download Balena Etcher USB loader , down load Linux Mint 19.1 , and have Etcher boot it
on a Nice Flash Drive .
turn off your PC or Mac , stick the USB in a Port .
Start PC and at Start up Prompt , press the F-key that takes you into Boot Manager ,
switch your boot up to USB drive , press save changes and exit ,
When it Boots up , play with it a while .
Do NOT download it to your HDD unti;l you learn how , it just might scrub your HDD clean .
you can dual boot the hard drive by a Partition , but learn how to do that first .
I mistakenly scrubbed my Hard Drive clean on one of my other Laptops , but no problem
cuase Mint loaded right up and works BITCHEN OTTO !
( that laptop had a spy Malware anyway , so it needed a scrub a dub )
Ok , I'm Happy , in big ass state of Washington up high in the Cascades Mountains
Burping and Farting in a Forest again .
( can't post Pics here , something in my account broke pic uploads )
Go download Linux Mint 19.1