Newbie Guide to Installing Linux as a Virtual Machine

This is a guide for installing a virtual copy of Linux and is intended for people who have NO idea what they are doing. Prior to writing this guide, I had absolutely no experience with Linux. As I went on this journey, I took notes so that I may spread my wisdom to others and soften the learning curve a bit. There are a few other guides out there for doing and install like this, but they are all really old and a lot has changed since then. Hopefully this guide will save you a lot of the headache and troubles that I went through.