I have never had any problems installing linux in the past.. And I have used many distributions (red hat, debian, ubuntu, I forget the name of the first one I installed =/). Ubuntu is by far, the best ;).
haha.. yea, thats true. It helps you out a lot if you don't really know what you are doing.. However, it is the distro that will give Microsoft the most competition.. The easier linux is to understand and work properly, the more people will switch over to it.