Okay, the question: I'm not a computer person. I use computers, and actually enjoy the technology on a very basic level, but I don't want to put a lot of time, energy or money into it. I believe the computing environment should be like central heating: it should work flawlessly when you want it to, and you shouldn't have to think about it all that much. I've never even seen Linux; is it an OS that can make this dream of mine a reality? Or should I continue to send bales of my hard-earned money to Redmond and Palo Alto?