I have Windows 10 on one machine. Installed it about a year ago - for about 4 or 5 years I haven't had any computers running Windows. When I went on the forums to research generally about Windows 10, I saw numerous people claim that with Windows 10 one doesn't need third-party anti-virus, anti-malware software anymore, that the built-in Microsoft software was sufficient. So, I thought, that's probably reasonable, it is 2015 (at the time), and Microsoft presumably has enough resources to develop proper anti-virus/malware software. So, within 10 minutes of installing Windows 10, I had rather nasty malware on the system. I hadn't even installed any suspicious software, or downloaded anything from a shady website. It was from an application I installed from the official Microsoft store! I assumed that software in the Microsoft store would be curated like a Linux repo. Well, it's not, and you can't get away from using third-party anti-virus, anti-malware software on Windows, even in 2016.Long time developer of Oracle applications so very much at home with Unix OS.
I have Ubuntu on 3 machines at home and i hardly use Windows.... well, this year I have been using my daughter's laptop a lot and that has windows installed. ... I'll have to do something about it soon.
Philosophically, I don't like proprietary, closed software. And, moreover, pragmatically, it tends to be crap.My daughter's laptop is still running windows 7 she has a Mac now so she left her old laptop for me to use in front of the telly
I'm not a fan of Microsoft at all.... to me, personally, if it's made by Microsoft it's cr4p. I used to like windows more when the user could configure the OS but now Windows takes control of everything..... and I don't feel like I want to find a way to override windows ..... I prefer to use my time in something that I actually enjoy and I've had enough of computers by now lol
When working with windows then a third party solutions is almost guaranteed a better solution.
I had mint on some machines once upon a time. it had some security issues a few months (?) back, as I recall. I've tried a variety of distros. Of newish ones, Ubuntu Mate seems pretty nice - I have it on a couple of machines.I posted here 2012 using mint,,,,,still using it lol