Originally Posted by Scott47at
I am an idiot when it comes to programming so looking for easy and friendly
Do you mean that you write idiotic programs? Or perhaps that you're an idiot who writes programs---or DOES NOT write programs?? (All of these exist.....
You don't need to be a programmer to run Linux. You will, however, want to learn a bit of command-line stuff. Eventually, you will see benefit in learning shell scripting, but that can come later.
Start with any one of the more popular free distros---look at distrowatch---the page hit statistics.
I recommend Ubuntu for a starter.