You can do this. I started this article in a Windows text editor. I am finishing this article in Linux OpenOffice, after which I will save it back to a Windows Word .doc file for my editor and submit it for publication using my Windows copy of Eudora. The screenshots I took using Linux K-Snapshot were converted to .jpg and edited using Windows PaintShopPro. I am not a hardcore l33t uber-h4xxor, and you don't have to be to be one, either.
This Recipe will tell you what I wish I'd known when I started this process. It will give you information you won't be able to find in online tutorials, forum posts, and vendor docs without doing a lot of research when you need the information right now. If you don't find it here, check the resources I recommend elsewhere in the article.
But you cannot get away with not learning at least the basic Linux commands. These include getting around a directory tree, changing Linux file access permissions and file ownership, etc. I omit this information here because there isn't room and because this has been very well done by others. A copy of Linux for Dummies or a ...For Dummies book more specific to your Linux distribution will also be a good thing to have on hand.