I want to get some experience with blockchain and because I particularly like Monero and how it works I want to get started there. I was trying to get and deploy my own private testnet and was planning to tear apart the features of it to understand how it operatea but I didn't understand the tutorial here https://github.com/moneroexamples/private-testnet. It seems like this tutorial is designed for Arch Linux and I'm not very familiar with Linux or how exactly I'm supposed to get started being on a windows PC. Should I create a virtual machine or something and do everything there?
I was hoping someone with more experience than me could point out where to get started, or what technologies might be important in order to better my learning experience.