I use windows and linux depending on requirements. Have done mabye 100 or 200 linux installs and more like several thousand windows machines, (ran my own repair shop for several years). Linux can be an issue with varous versions of hardware, like nvidia vid cards and printers. So can windows. Linux is very difficult/Impossible? (havent tried in about a year) to set up more than two monitors even using two cards with dual output.
I like Adobe CSSx over GIMP and INK, but use them all. Can't do Acrobat/PDF editing on Linux.
Have many machines from different years. Linux is faster, but not mind blowing faster than windows on every machine I've ever tested on.
Linux can read windows files/ FATxx, NTSF but windows can read Linux files.
MS Office is quantitatively better than Open Office or Libra Office, but for most people Open and Libra are going to work just fine. Open and Libra can open MS files but MS can't or at least last time I looked open .odt and other Open and Libra extentions (havent checked in about a year). Libra and open include a database. You pay extra for Access. I use MySQL native on my Linux machines.
The Killer: I never go on line with windows. Not worth the risk if you have a linux install to use.
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