Yes, don’t worry about wrapping your head around linux. It’s not a necessary requirement. But it’s definitely easier to install dependencies, OSS on Linux (imo).
Or I’d suggest, if you’re really curious to checkout linux, tryout Ubuntu 18.
Initially stick to the GUI, don’t try to learn all about the BASH Scripting world,etc. Ubuntu 18 is pretty good in terms of GUI offerings (as well as DL env setup is much easier now, you can just follow the instructions in the course repo-it’ll work just perfectly)
Soon you’ll realise that GUI is pretty frustrating, and even grabbing your mouse to do things is annoying then to speed up your workflow, you’ll end up learning 1 command day by day and soon becoming comfortable with the linux workflow:
Ex: how do I check my CPU usage instead of searching and opening system monitor which is annoying- look up the command for it.
I don’t want to copy my dataset with my mouse, I want to do it right from the terminal, let’s see how to do it.
Oh okay, I’d always want to see my disk usage when copying something, you’ll end up writing a custom script that copies and gives you a log of disk usage.
And soon you’ll start to understand the Linux memes