I prefer to think of it as well-equipped with Linux to help peple with their questions, Jas...but he has an insane number of Linux distros installed side-by-side.....
I'm also a new Linux user, and I dual boot Windows and Linux since I need Autocad for my studies. It works fine, but I've read that Windows update occasionally overwrites the boot loader which makes it hard to find Linux unless you manually fix it. Most distros I've tried will fix the dual boot automatically so you'll get a menu where you can select what to boot. Windows however isn't that kind, so if you do it the other way around (install Linux first, then Windows) you will boot straight into windows.
for example - coursework, word processing, general web surfing and email, Gaming and so on....and what you are looking to do with Linux.
?for example - coursework, word processing, general web surfing and email, Gaming and so on.
I would if I could, but I can't, so I shan't.