The Gulf News: If you are tired of Windows and wanted to try something else, I specifically mentioned Ubuntu as a good starting point for the Linux newbie.
It's from a non-techie angle:
I wanted to install Ubuntu on my old PC and replace the Windows 2000 Professional it was currently running. I took everything I wanted to keep off my old computer and put it on my new one because part of the Ubuntu install can wipe my hard drive clean. It is just like starting over with a new computer.