OK.... here I am, considered a "power user" at the office. Just received a Sony Picturebook and realize that the universe has dumped Win ME / 2000 & installed Linux. There must be a good reason!
I admit to knowing absolutely nothing on the subject. Questions follow....

1. Why the switch to linux with a picturebook?
2. Where is the most basic / startup / VERY newbie info.


Any insight will be greated appreciated...