Yes, it IS possible, and can be done with minimal efforts... If and ONLY -if- they will make a small effort to get beyond their comfort zone, AND: Totally ignore the nay-saying windoze fanboiz who loudly disdain that which they (usually) have no experiences of & (usually) know nothing about - and then=> 1. Just grab a good live bootable & well matured Linux ISO to try out. (Which will use less BW than viewing most online movies.) 2. Get that ISO onto a USB stick, which is trivial for most folks who visit here. 3. Set up one's PC to boot from that USB stick at least temporarily. (Rather than the domineering & already installed OS.) Does it work OK ?? Most or all h/w (display, sound, Wifi, etc...) doing as it should ?? (Or not ??) Either way, to get back to whatever was 'normal' - all one does is to reboot minus the USB stick. Did it look good & satisfy the needs of the user ?? If yes, then great for you; Installation of most mature distros can be done either alongside or instead of the previously dominant OS very easily. If no: Sorry - and HUGE congrats to you all the same, because you did a very brave thing in trying something new to you. Yes, it IS different, and still in most ways that matter - quite the same, EXCEPT=> When it is good, Linux is VERY GOOD & amazingly reliable. The benefits from having Linux as one's main OS just start with it simply being there & running in the background with its incredible reliability - much like a good house foundation; Solid for years to come with no real need to poke at it. Is it PERFECT ?!? No. Nothing in the PC or tech realm is perfect & this world is only perfect in its imperfections. BUT: It is possible for many folks to have a very much happier time as Linux users, as I have proven with great successes in the last 10+ years of setting it up for totally non-techie folks who have been utterly delighted with it ever since. (I even have some elderly friends who live thousands of miles away now & have zero problems in being full-time Linux users.) My personal note to add in closing this 1st entry here: What I love best about Linux is NEVER having to be interrupted in my work when all that I was working on suddenly vanished, replaced by the horrible & useless (MS OS -only-) BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH !!