Having or not having to pay for usage, you canstill benefit from knowing how to use Linux.There are several distributions, which meansdifferent publishers pack different thingstogether. They are trying to make it as easy,or as small, or as powerful as possible.By their opinion.Some distributions are free, others are not.For example, Red Hat you have to pay,Mepis you don't, Ubuntu you don't paybut can buy support, and so on.There is comprehensive list of Linux distributionson Wikipedia.I would recommend to start with Ubuntu,and later stay on it, or switch to Debianor whatever else can make you happier.Buy cheap separate hard disk for yourdesktop, remove Windows HDD andinstall Ubuntu on new drive.No need for big new drive, buy somerefurbished, couple of hundreds of GBwill suffice.That way you will switch drives (yes, it isa big hassle) for each OS and make sureyour Windows is safe, and all your data,while you experiment with Linux.When need Windows, do it, when learnLinux do whatever you want, the worstthing that may happen is to wipe off theLinux drive and install all over again.How to switch drives can find on YouTube,or in some good HDD Drawer manual.
I would recommend to start with Ubuntu
why do you hate your enter key?why are you advocating gnu/linux on a forum for a private server for a dead video game?why are you using gnu/linux as a desktop os?
Oh, so you can play games on Linux? Ugh then why does my roomie seem to think it doesn't really work out *rolls eyes*. Guess I'll look into that myself. Pretty much, yea, I was just worried about my gaming capabilities hahahaAlso...silly me >.> So I saw that Windows 10 was coming out end of July, and I immediately assumed that's when I'd have to change OS. So I was kinda freaking out, wondering what I should switch to. But I just googled "Windows 7 support life" and turns out I can keep using my 7 until 2020. haha. Hmm >.>