If you like Microsoft Windows, how it just works and the look of it... but wanted to try a free, virus-proof alternative... There is a free OS that has a similar look and feel of Windows 7, right down to the program menu. Zorin OS 6: http://zorin-os.com/ It looks and feels like Windows 7 from the start. It also "just works." It has a full Office suite, compatible with Microsoft documents. Google's excellent "Chrome" browser is pre-installed. It also has "WINE" installed, which means you can download a lot of Microsoft Windows programs and install them directly. If you think anything but Windows looks like this: Zorin OS 6 looks like this: Techy stuff: I'm running it currently after being on Windows 7 for a number of years. While I have loved various forms of Linux, I always gravitated to the look and feel of Windows 7 for some odd reason. I've converted fully to Zorin OS now, because it has the ease of Linux Mint but the feel of Windows. Zorin OS is an Ubuntu variant geared to Windows users, and based on the latest LTR version so it has long term security patch support from Canonical.