easier than windows,
I am totally computer illiterate, LINUX just works,
the only caveat I would say, is that, if you use some specialised software for certain things then there may not be a Linux compatible version of it,
in my 12 years of using Linux I havent came across anything yet, but I do know of some people that have had some issues, they normally use a dual boot system or virtual system for such occassions, I myself have such a system in place, but have never needed to use it.
EDIT : give Ubuntu a go, you can run it off a USB stick without even installing it to try it out, it will just run in your RAM
will do some research and mybe try it