Jacob wants to look into Linux, but which version to get? Leo says that there are various "flavors" of Linux, and based on your experience level, some may have different features. It's enthusiast driven, and so some devices may work, some may not. Most standard devices, like keyboards and mouses, will work natively. But you may need drivers for your monitors and peripherals like printers to get them to work.
And using a Windows emulator in Linux, like WINE, you can even run Windows-based applications. So, Linux is a great option for people who don't want to deal with other operating systems' hassles.