You don’t have to know about computers to use Linux! It helps to have someone who does, just to install it for you; however, once you’re on there, it’s great. I love it. My laptop no longer takes the 5 minutes to load up that it did on Windows. It’s got loads of good programs/ apps – without the Apple smugness. And it’s free. Go on, give it a try: it should be too good to be true, but it IS true!