Having just sat through the latest 5-hour upgrade of Windows, which has once again destroyed my audio output, I am ready to jump ship. I have been reading all the advice about Linux for years, but it has always seemed too 'computery' for me. I just want something that turns on when I ask it to, and turns off when I tell it to. I am now interested in hearing from anyone with a similar level of technical non-proficiency, who has (recently) successfully switched to a Linux-based system. I would like to hear real-life first-hand reports of how that process went, and how satisfied you are with the change. If anyone wants to suggest Apple, please don't. That's not gonna work. I have to work with what I have and what I can afford. I use my Dell Latitude E6400 laptop mostly for internet, via Firefox; email via Thunderbird; and a lot of bookkeeping via Libre Office. No gaming, no photography or home recording. Can anyone share an experience?