I’ve hesitated switching to Linux for decades now. I was a fan of Minix in the early Linux vs Minix debates on Usenet (who remembers Minix? I do!)
I always stuck with Windows because I have to informally support a LOT OF PEOPLE who are just regular computer users using Windows… and so I have to stay close to their problems by having them myself and solving them
But if I had the luxury of expressing my inner nerd-dom, I’d be running awk instead of batch files, emacs instead of Notepad… I’d be having a blast. Also, the collection of Windows-based tools I’ve collected through the years, I’d have to do-over in Linux, which to me, is reinventing the wheel. To me, a computer’s a computer’s a computer. I make it do what I want.
If my next computer comes with Win10, I use Win10. If it comes with Linux, I use Linux, etc. But for now, I’ll stick with Win7. Came with this one. Win2K came with the one before that. 95, the one before that. I use computers until they croak. They’re silicon dust when I’m done with them. You should see the keyboards.