no clue where to begin
For no reason other than I like a bit of variety, I'm thinking I want to pop linux onto my old computer. However, after a bit of browsing around and low-level research I'm finding it all very confusing, with all the different distributions &c.
All I use that computer for these days is internet stuff (browsing and chat), graphics programs (chiefly photoshop and milkshape), and the occasional movie and bit of music. Could anyone offer me hints and pointers for finding a suitable distribution, bearing in mind that I don't have broadband (so colossal downloads are out of the question, though I'd be willing to go up to about half a gig if need be), and am on a small budget so I'd not be looking towards expensive off-the-shelf versions.