Ok, well I guess that works. To be honest this isn't the first android I owned. I had a kurio 7s and was attempting to port ubuntu touch to it. Got nowhere and then I fell on it so it broke. I didn't see any roots, but thenagain I don't even know where to look and what to trust. anyway, towelroot worked for me. I'm tempted to install Cyanogen on it, my issue is that I LIKE the extra galaxy features. So I guess I'll have to wait.
Thanks for the responses though.