I’ve made the switch. Have you? This article from Maximum PC may help – it walks you through the process of adding the Linux operating system to your Windows-based computer so that you can boot your computer from either system.
Say goodbye to the dreaded blue screen of death. Say hello to free, open-source Linux. You can do almost everything you want on it. And if you set up a dual-boot system you can also jump back into Windows for those particular applications for which a Linux alternative is not a reality.