MX-Linux worth a look.... and I really am a Linux noob.
Install is not as simple as others which simply ask 'Install alongside Windows'... so use something like Partition Wizard (free) to create partition first, presuming yer going for dual-boot.
After that, it's all good.... whack Vivaldi and LibreOffice on it and yer good to go!
If you have a spare HDD to install to, all the better while you suss it out.... use Windows to download and burn to a dvd (I've yet to make a bootable USB that doesn't end up fekd... DVD's work just fine for me!).. unplug all other HDD's and install... have a fiddle with it... then start questioning loyalty to Windows...
I haven't yet left Windows7.. (8 & 10.. pfft!).. but the day is coming