Hi, in general I am fine with Windows, I switched from Mac OS to Windows; there is plenty of software, emulators and retrogaming tools that work fine.
I have a relatively fast desktop, but quite a slow laptop.
Each update has progressively slowed my laptop, most noticable is Explorer which now takes a lot longer to just draw new window. The increased lag is making it frustrating to use. The updates often cause issues with hardware and I’m often wasting time fixing or blocking Windows from messing things up.
A while back I had was given an old laptop running Vista it had a legit key but decided to deactivate itself, fed up I decided to install Linux and chose Kubuntu. I was amazed at just how fast it ran, the OS is so much faster than my much newer laptop.
I also have an old Netbook, I have it partitioned with Windows 10, XP and Lubuntu. Windows 10 is pretty much unusable, XP runs incredibly fast in comparison, but it’s not safe to use online. So that’s where Lubuntu came in, it runs much faster than 10 and it has the security for online use.
I’ve also been fed up with the way a lot of modern software handles DRM, or requires a monthly subscription model and I’ve found equivalent open source alternatives (that originated on Linux).
Sooo, long story short, I’m planning on wiping the laptop and using Kubuntu.
Then replacing any paid software with open source alternatives so I don’t need to spend so long messing about with issues from licence checks and forced unstable updates.
I’m still looking into things, but there are also ways of running Windows software in Linux if I need to.