Update Desktop . Choose UBUNTU/LINUX or WINDOWS ??? please advise, thanks.

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Update Desktop . Choose UBUNTU/LINUX or WINDOWS ??? please advise, thanks.
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I'm an older amature photographer who has less than 3% capacity left on his Dell Dimension 8250 purchased 21March, 2003. Since then, I've added another 120 GBhd and 0.5GB Rambus memory.  My computer is very slow.  I would like to have a newer desktop with more storage and capacity for something like photoshop.  Dell has been reliable so I prefer a new Dell.  I don't like all the blue font in what replaces Outlook Express, because of growing eye macular degeneration/cataracts; black on white print is just fine.  In the past I've used various office programs and spreadsheets (Lotus, etc.) which are still useful.  My favourite game is an old British game, "Armed & Dangerous", so I won't be doing any modern gaming. Also, I'm not keen that a new PC has to have trial security and Microsoft programs included, to conflict with what I have now.  The replacement Dell has a choice of Windows 7 or 8 or Ubuntu/Linux operating systems.  I'm not a "computer person" and don't have a reliable "computer person" to count on for assistance.  Regardless, I'm tempted to order Ubuntu to get away from the choices Microsoft offers, and hoping I can still run some old programs.  Because of my very limited computer progam knowledge would Ubuntu be a poor choice?  Would W.7 or 8.1 be safer for photography work and old programs?

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