So today I decided to restore my Mom's laptop to factory settings to speed it up again as use by myself testing software, and my brother, made it feel gunked up, even after cleaning with CCleaner and stuff. However, something is wrong with the factory restore, and it is caught in some kind of loop, where HP says it is almost done, and just restoring software. However, it automatically restarts the computer, and goes back to it again, for quite a while. At some point it logs in and I can briefly see the desktop, but it immediately shuts down and restarts, then goes back to the loading software thing. I tried restoring it again in case that restore had messed up, but it is doing the same thing! So yes, I somewhat wrecked the laptop. Since she hardly uses it, and only uses it for Internet browsing, I figured wiping Windows off and installing Linux is fine, but I need to know what distro would currently be best. I would prefer a user-friendly distro, and one that has a rolling release, so that it will always be up-to-date. I was thinking either Debian or Manjaro. The laptop is not terrible in terms of hardware, but it is a cheap Compaq from 2008. And to save face a bit, note that I did backup her photos and documents before first doing the factory reset.