I am writing this on April 11 2017. I've only ever had experience using windows as my operating system. I didn't even hear of linux until a month ago and recently decided to use the OS just to try it out getting different distributions (distros). I've tried Mint (cinnamon) and Zorin both are pretty great and easy to use. The experience I have with mint is pretty good but when I tried to install drivers for my AMD graphics card it wouldn't boot up the desktop environment and I would just install the OS again. Then at that point I tried Zorin and it looks pretty good and you have a lot of options on how your system looks, even gaming works pretty well. On both distros it takes just a bit longer to load things like steam and it's games. Some of the pros are the customization and performance once everything is set up right. Some of the really big cons is big developers aren't making things for linux (most of them anyway). Which can make it hard to do things if you've only ever used windows. I haven't gotten rid of windows and I can't really cause I keep my work on there but linux is very awesome. Also if you have any advice for this linux noob be sure to tell me any advice is greatly appreciated!!