Ok, so I'm thinking of switching to Ubuntu for all but gaming and CAD (I'm an engineering student). I've never tried any form of Linux (unless Android counts), so I don't know the first thing about it. My main question is:
How user-/idiot-friendly is it? Do I need to be adept at programming to use Ubuntu? I've heard the joke that Linux is the Ikea of OS's, but I've only done very basic Matlab and Python. So any advanced (or even basic) command line use will probably be beyond me. Any advice/tips?