Hello all. I am new to all things linux. I have been using Windows for a while and have grown completely bored. I am a High School senior with a big interest in computers. I never tried linux before, but heard good things about it. I am here because, I would like to know the general/important do's and dont's when it comes to switching to a linux OS. Also, You guys could give me some advice/suggestions for which things I need to know before making the switch. I am not new to the whole programming/hacking area, I just never had the means to invest until now. But I have no background knowledge of any linux systems or tools, so if anyone is willing to help, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,