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Tim Apple Author

I do use both. I think your good in whatever you choose in all reality. It's just preference. I've been a Linux user since the 90's. I just recently started playing with Windows more.

I would say the only real advantage to Windows would be some games, adobe products(I hate), Affinity Photo(I love), and maybe the office 365 ecosystem.

As far as Linux, it's fast, updates are quick, installs a quick, variety, major geek cred..double if you use Arch..lol

They are both good enough. Linux is really more than good enough, it's mainly some proprietary apps that make Windows desirable at all.

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hm there is LibreOffice / OpenOffice on Linux so I don't see reason to use windows for office

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Tim Apple Author

It’s a matter of compatibility, 90% of the world does everything in msoffice. Libre office is is nice but not 100% compatible, or even as good in all honesty. There is free office and and a couple others that are a little better. But Linux has nothing to compare to the combo of word, excel, outlook(evolution is pretty darn close),powerpoint, share point, teams, active directory and the tight knit integration between it all. And there are a ton of other things that fall into the ecosystem beyond that list.

I myself am not dependent on them, but Linux doesn’t have anything that comes close for a major enterprise user.