Ubuntu is new to me, I'd like to install it in place of Windows on my quite new Samsung Netbook (Samsung Netbook Intel Atom N550). With windows it is disastrously slow for simple purposes. In future I want the netbook as a travelling resource - open office/webmail/ web access via wifi. Typically opening common types of attached files from email.
I dont necessarily need to retain Windows.
What edition of Ubuntu would you recommend? Which common web browser(s) is/are advisable? What are the show-stoppers?