You may ask yourself, “Why Linux? It seems like it is more work to use Linux than to just keep using what I already have.” In short, you may be right. It all really depends on what you do with your computer. For some, yes, it will be a greater challenge to use Linux and for others, not at all.
For me Linux has made my life much easier and management of my information much more reliable. It allows for a lot of freedom in how you work and how you consume entertainment. At this point, I find Windows and Macintosh OSX to be far more frustrating and difficult to do some of the simplest of tasks.
Base Application List
Desktop Environment Options
Other Linux References
For references that are “Linux” but don’t really fit any other location, I’ll stick here