I agree with others that Mint and Ubuntu are very popular and easy to use (as most are anyway). Mint like Debian are kind of like Windows-like and Ubuntu is kind of like Windows 8 now with the Metro type screen. I always say now after using both Windows and Linux for years that if you know how to use Windows, you already know how to use Linux. The terminology is slightly different - but Linux on the other hand is so fast compared to Windooooze.
You can find a lot of help at handfuls of links here:
Linux Tutorials - Information, How-To, Tutorials
Basics.... You download your Linux pick and now what? (Download it to like My Documents example). That's called the ISO or computer operating system image file. You can now transfer that to a USB drive or burn it to a CD/DVD to either run it as a demo first or install. I'm guessing you wish to keep Windows 7 and also have Linux installed so that you can use either system at will. That's called the dual boot. So for USB or DVD you will need a small utility enabling you to transfer the Linux ISO (Mint, Ubuntu etc) and then good to go by using either.
Get (for USB, I have used both and they are equally good and free).....
UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, ...
Universal USB Installer http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive.
FOR DVD to enable burning a Linux ISO to DVD to run for demo or install.....
(I always have used InfraRecorder with never a problem)
InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration. [Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE) ].
Short list here http://linuxducks.webs.com/apps/links/
Linux and Computing Glossaries
Linux glossary, Unix glossary, computing glossaries, and acronyms....
How and where do I start? I have NO computer programming experience. Been running Windows since 95. Is programming experience required?
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