Or should i "google it?"
Come on guys! Im no expert,
This is not the right way to work with Linux... you should always try to find out what you need by yourself, if you can't, then the community will try to help you. That advise is very useful, searching something using google is no expert thing.
However I think that any Linux could satisfy your needs, including Sabayon. I recommend you the latest version and to avoid the CoreCD ones, they are aimed for expert users which want to build the system from scratch.
There is a KDE edition or Gnome one, which one is best suited for you is your choice.
You can always google
for their differences http://www.gnome.org/about/http://www.kde.org/whatiskde/
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor is a 64bit one, so you can choose the AMD64 version of Sabayon.
So you should choose from the Gnome version:
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or the KDE one:
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be careful burning the ISO, you should perform checksum and burn them at slow speed,
there is a wiki article on it:http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=HOWTO:_Checking_the_integrity_of_a_LiveCD_or_LiveDVD
Notice that you can always install a version, for example the Gnome one, and later on install KDE on it, there are also many other desktop environments, like XFCE, that you can choose.
Compiling in Linux is not strictly needed, all you need is your package manager, Sabayon has entropy
(inherited from Gentoo), portage is for advanced users, you should stick to entropy at the beginning.
Sulfur is the program that will use entropy to install software in your system, it is kinda like the Windows utility to install and remove software, just much more powerful, because it can also list all the available software and install it
You could also want to use the equo
utility, that is just like Sulfur, but it works in text mode (in a console).
So what you should do is install a version of Sabayon, launch Sulfur, update the package list, update the system and install whatever you want.
It is discouraged to compile software manually (like your friend said) and install it without using those applications.
If you can explain more in depth your problems, maybe we can help you better, like, what do you mean by "double click does not work anymore"?