This will hopefully be a not too long story about my experience with Linux, which will be mainly tailored to beginners.
It all started out when I got the computer on which I am currently writing with, my Dell Studio XPS 1645. Made in 2010 but still going strong! When I got the computer used from my father it was slow and bogged down (Despite 8GB ram and an i7 processort) I decided that it would be cool to try out this thing I found on the Internet which I knew almost nothing about. I started out really confused about all of the different distributions and all of the complicated things about the Linux operating system, but slowly over a very long process of looking at distro websites and reviews eventually I came to find Zorin OS 9 and Antegros. I even considered arch for a while (which I don’t think I could have handled for a day). I first tried Antergos but as I went through installation there was a bug with Cnchi (the Antergos installer) that would not let me install. Now I look back and am actually am happy that the install did not work because as I said before I wouldn’t have lasted a day in Arch.
Next I booted up Zorin OS (I was using Zorin OS 9 Core). The installer was nearly identical to the Ubuntu installer which I learned later after installing Ubuntu (I also learned that Zorin is just a Ubuntu with different GTK and desktop environment, using everything the same except for the addition of some software). After that I started reading about Linux online and heard about things like desktop environments and GTK and x11 and all the amazing things in Linux. After installing Gnome and living in there for a while I decided it was time for a new distro. I don’t remember exactly but I think I started using using Ubuntu. That next distro was where I started really learning about Linux and sure enough in 2 weeks I was ready for more. After that I went into the Frenzy that I am currently stuck in. Installing new distros every nearly day! Even quintiple booting at points. After all of this I feel like I’m pretty experienced in Linux and ready to do anything.