My Dear User,
please do not event think of using Linux. The only proper and suitable system for real user is Windows. Really. The system allows you to use all peripherials without any knowledge about hardware's low level details. Installing and deinstalling new software is extraordinarily easy. Protecting system by firewall and antivirus software is matter of a click. Do you want to change screen resolution? Play a game? Attache new graphical tablet or joystick? In 5 minutes you forget that you lived without it. Your neighbours help you, because all of them have the same system.
The only problem is that you have to restart computer from time to time, you do not know what exactly happens in your computer (actually it is not a real problem :-)) and one per year you should reinstall the system. Thats all. It is worth the ease od usage.