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I am completely new to the world of Linux. I have heard about it, but never really expressed interest into it until now. I am thinking of switching from my current OS (windows 7 (64)) to a linux based one. However, I am currently a student and am worried about being able to run programs such as AutoCad '11 Electrical and Multisim. Would installing Linux hinder my ability to run these types of programs on my computer?
Also, I do have some minimal experience in using a unix interface for some C programming. Would installing Linux require a lot of technical knowledge? If so are there any reputable tutorials that i can use to perhaps get me started?