This is just the beginning of a possible future "column" of sorts, reflecting the experiences of trying to move from a Windows- based home PC system to a Linux-based on. The interesting part will be the different sides of the story, from the "new user" point of view from my wife, to my "lightly-experienced" point of view from myself in not only setting up but maintaining the system and handling issues, questions and comments as they come up.
This could be interesting and if successful will move us from proprietary to open source. If it fails then I will be forced to install whatever Windows software is current at the time.
Wish me luck.