Yes, you are sounding snide. I have been using SAS and R in windows without any problem for sometimes. My question is not about how to use R but is related to its Linux documentation or rather, its absence.
I don't mean to sound snide, but perhaps R is not a good software choice for you if typing "help.start()" is "a lot of troubles." R is really more of a language rather than a traditional statistics program (like Minitab or SPSS) and therefore to get to most of the information, it requires typing words rather than clicking menus. Its not better or worse, just different and it will take some getting used to.