I was never taught shit. I learned it all the hard way. We were poor. If I didn't fix my computer myself, it didn't get fixed. I scrambled widows 95 dicking around so many times. I must have totally fubared and had to reinstall a few hundred times. That's not an exaggeration. I still have that little Pentium II clone in the closet.
I remember downloading redhat it was still free back then
and putting it onto FOURTEEN floppies to try and install it. It didn't work. I tried several linux distros nd couldn't get them to work. My bro didn't have much success either, so he saved his allowance and got a big spindle of cd's. He downloaded every distro he could find, and tried installing them all. He eventually found one that would install. It blew our fucking minds. I remember that little GNOME footprint logo like it was yesterday. Blew my fuckin mind.
I finally ditched windows completely when I built my first computer. I put ubuntu on my new computer. I've been using linux ever since. This weekend I'm going to finally try building linux from scratch.
My point is not to make you feel bad, but to show that you just gotta want it. Get your ass to google and start reading.