I Have broken away from the main stream of computers or should I say the main stream of Operating Systems on my computer, which I have 3 computers that I use on a daily basis,. Two Desktops and One Laptop, One of my Desktops is dedicated to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Server as it is the one system that runs my Asterisk System. My other desktop is duel boot Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Desktop and Windows 7 Professional, but I can not remember the last time I booted the my desktop into windows. My laptop is also configured to duel boot Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and Windows 7 Professional.
On my laptop I do boot into windows more often as I do find that some games will only operate on windows and not on Linux, as well there are a few sites that I monitor that require me to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to access, other than that and a couple other systems that I can only access using windows. I primarily use Linux, the nice thing about Linux is that it comes with or should I say has access to countless free applications that are equivalent to some of the major software that costs hundred if not thousands of dollar, but for FREE.
I can do the same stuff that people do using Adobe Products, Microsoft Office and so much more and it costs nothing, The other thing I love about Linux is I get to choose what and when I wish to do updates to the system. I also love that Linux out of the box or should I say fresh install is more secure than any Windows or OSX Installation, as well I do not have fears of my privacy been compromised but operating system like Microsoft Windows 10 does.
Threats of Virus are next to none with Linux based operating system. I have even found that while running Ubuntu my system out preforms that of the same tasks on Windows.