So I have used Windows all my life my fondest memories were with Windows XP!!! I just got a new Lenovo Laptop with the newest version of Windows 10 build 2004 with 8GB of ram I think and a 256 SSD IDK in case people need to know what kind of machine I am running. So I have been hearing about Linux and about the community and some of the different distros out there so decided to try Linux. But I do not want to get rid of Windows 10 and I do not have a second machine and trying dual boot scares me do I am using Virtual Box to install Ubuntu 20.04 because I here that distro is best route for new users that and Mint just to get a taste for it until maybe I get it installed on a real machine. If I thought I could dual boot without killing my new computer I would but my warranty is only 30 days on this thing. At this point I do not plan replace Windows 10 as my main OS because I still like Windows I just want to try Linux just for fun of it has a hobby for the moment that could change. So I am just looking for general advice I realize Linux is nothing like Windows which is fine because I am very open to learning a new way of using a computer. I am wondering if using VM for Linux is different than running on it on a real machine? I am using a VM for the first time but i found intructions on Google on to set up my VM with my distro installed. Sorry for the rant. I am hoping for any general advice from the community in mean I am using YT videos and Google to get me started.