Re: I'm (NOT) too old for this
No you're not - age gives you experience, perspective and judgement. Which is why you you followed the path you did.
I abandoned MS when Vista came along. Ubuntu (V 8, maybe?) was better, but only just, and was quite hard work. Now, Mint 17 LTS is a joy to live with, and I shudder whenever I am asked to fix a windows machine - knowing that I have hours of slow pain ahead of me. I cannot conceive of ever going back to MS for an operating system.
P.S. I am "retired", sort of, and 71