Agreed, I'm not exactly a total noob when it comes to using the command line, it was almost necessary to learn DOS even to run Windows 95 back in the day assuming you wanted to do anything a semi-power user might want to do. That being said. I've tried various flavors of *nix over the past years, Ubuntu 9, 11 and a few before that, Mint 14, 16, 17. They are ok, if all you want to do is browse and check email. I currently have Mint 16 running on relatively decent hardware. (Dual core e8500 with 4 gigs of RAM and a 280GTX card.) It's slow, it works, but seems like it hangs every now and again for no apparent reason, I tried putting steam on both 14 and 16, Gave me some sort of GLX/glide error something or another? Updated those drivers, then Nvidias drivers crapped out....I can't even use it as a secondary gaming machine for the *nix native games. I don't mind attempting to fix something that breaks, but attempting to fix something that just doesn't work without trying a million different random suggestions on a forum board someplace just doesn't cut it anymore.