Questions from a newbie

I have played in the sandbox and tried out and find both very straightforward. I'm tech savvy from a users standpoint but not really on the background stuff. If I were to get the software installed on a server would I say need to know Linux or need a lot of technical skills? I really am excited at the prospect of building a digital archives but don't want to get in over my head.

You could take a look at the installation instructions and see if that looks like something you could handle.

Installation is probably the most tech-intensive step, but troubleshooting could always be something that arises.