Well , since I have a very very old laptop which used to run windows 7 and got extremely slow, I now installed Ubuntu on it.
Which is easy, simply next next next and yout there.
A bit of a travel companion, doing some browsing , editing pics and creating docs and that was it. Now I have decided to use it as a programming tool as well. Using phyton, which is free and very good, apparently.
The thing is I never had to use all the different Linux commands until now. Learning again , which thanks to the good old internet is fun :).