This forum is here to help and aid people with Linux questions not discourage them from wanting to learn it and use it.
Linux is so hard to understand and to switch to because Linux users dont want to help with the transitioning of windows users. They like to think they are a select few who understand the inner working of the computer world.
We all started out at the same place; not knowing anything about Linux. Then we learned, what seems like second nature for us seems like the impossible for others.
Bill Gates has made this his arsenal for the past 18 years.
Lets help make the conversion from windows to Linux a easy one.
To become comfortable with Linux and to get around the problems you have, first find a distro that you like and want to learn.
Download their live CD and try it without installing it.
I suggest something user friendly like the following:
Ultra X Linux http://ultraxlinux.org
Next you will need to learn a little terminal.
Google a list of commands for your specific Linux distro you decide to use.
Try to customize it with your personal preferences like resolution, background pics, color scheme, install some free apps, and what ever else you can challenge yourself with.
Then come back to the forum if and when you need help.
Good Luck with your Linux venture!!!