Want to check out Linux, but fear you might wreck your existing Windows installation? Don’t. There are plenty of risk-free ways to try Linux, from live CDs to USB keys to virtual machines. Whether you’re thinking of ditching Windows or simply want to tinker with some tech, Linux is worth looking into. If you want to see how user friendly Linux can be, I recommend starting with Ubuntu, though others will tell you Linux Mint is a better first experience. If you consider yourself a geek, at least try it out.