My current project is to fix up old laptops and set them up for kids in my mother’s non-profit so the high school and college kids have laptops to use for their technology crazed schools. However, I ran into a problem some of the old laptops people donated to me will not support the current window and windows is expensive. So, I have been looking for alternatives for the children to use. My I.T. teacher suggested looking at Linux. I need to find a Linux OS that I can easily learn and teach the teens and young adults, I need to be able to run word for them to write their papers, and I need it to be free or cheap. If there are any suggestions please message me.