ThaNK god it not either/or and we can all use both m$ and nix. Linux is not always as easy as windoze. click on this, click on that in the windoze world.
in the linux world, which is why forums and wiki's are sooooooooooo important.
I learned by just adding one app at a
time as i needed them.
Apache, bittorrent, p2p ....its all doable one step ata time.