Some advice for what it's worth:
Give linux a long time to figure out. Always get "under the hood" as that's where the best linux experience lies. Spend as much time as possible reading up on linux on the web. Google for "from power up to bash promt", "how linux works" and other basic primers. Be patient and remember the only thing that can cause you frustration with linux is your own ignorance. Make it a point to try lots of different distros, too. Lean to use source tarballs, and not only .rpm's. And WELCOME to the community.
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