Sine there is a lot of interest among many forum members about Linux, (as Windows keeps letting everyone down from time to time) - I have decided to start this dedicated thread in which I (as well as anyone else who has experience with Linux), will assist anyone who is interested in trying out Linux OS. Linux is totally headache free, it doesn't crash, doesn't fill your hard drive with over bloated software (that we would never even use). It runs the PC faster, cooler - But best of all, it is 100% secure, so viruses also can't attack it! Plus it is totally free of cost! So those who feel like dumping Microsoft Windows and migrate over to the free Linux community - This thread is for you! First step - Download the most popular version of Linux for home use, known as Ubuntu, from this place: http://www.ubuntu.com/ Or if you like to simply buy a Ubuntu Linux DVD and install it yourself, or have it installed onto your PC by someone, then go here: http://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-Linux-...UTF8&qid=1449453814&sr=8-3&keywords=linux+dvd You can also try Ubuntu (from the DVD or USB thumb drive), without actually installing it, just to get a feel for it: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install There are ways to make your PC dual boot also, where your Windows (if for some reason you are very attached to it) can exist alongside Linux. So upon start up you'll be given a choice if you want to go into Windows, or Linux. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot =============================================== NOTE: Back up all your precious data before trying any of this. =============================================== Other versions of Linux also exist, but they can be for specific use. Like Kali Linux for example, which only the technically minded will like, as it has all the tools you'd need to test your PC or network security. This basically can be thought of as the Swiss Army Knife of computers and the internet! https://www.kali.org/ And for those who want the ultimate online anonymity/privacy, can try using Tails Linux. This Linux however is recommended to be run from a bootable DVD or thumb drive (so do not try to install it) - It is small, very fast, and focused strictly on providing you privacy... It leaves no trace on any computer after use, so no way for anyone to secretly grab your passwords later (for malicious intent). Thus it is totally safe to be used on public computers (like those at airports, in which hackers often put secret key stroke logging programs to get your passwords)... So with this you really can feel completely safe that no one will hack your email and/or social media accounts afterwards. Just put the DVD (or thumb drive) into that PC and boot from it. Afterwards remove it and restart, and there will be no trace anywhere on the computer, (regarding when and what it was used for). In fact it won't even be clear if the computer had actually been used or not... Tails can also be used to anonymously gain access to the mysterious "deep web" (the internet underworld, which normal browsers can't see). However it's main purpose is to provide 100% foolproof privacy for everyone (through the Tor network)... Yes it is completely legal to have, own, and operate anywhere in the world (despite it's initial bad reputation) - It is actually used for very legitimate things mostly, like by businessmen who travel a lot, (and wish to protect themselves from industrial espionage). International bankers too like it a lot, as well as software developers, singers, actors, as well as TV show and movie makers too, (who very badly need to protect their latest creations from hacking & piracy). Top level research scientists, government officials, politicians, diplomats, and military officers too love Tails for this same reason. And yes, Tails Linux is also completely for free! https://tails.boum.org/ Anyway those who are very curious about the many different types of Linux out there - Can go here and explore: https://www.linux.com/ By the way - Linux community is a melting pot of very knowledgeable and polite (yet rebellious) selfless enthusiasts, idealists, and visionaries - Who very strongly believe in the concept of providing free and very high quality software to the masses. So please don't hesitate to make a small donation to their cause, (if you like their products). As doing so will keep them happy for a very long time.