Windows 10 has been a nightmare from a privacy perspective, however it doesn’t have to be. There are some group policies which can be set in order to limit the amount of data Microsoft collects and some to even outright disable it. There is also the issue of advertisements, in an operating system which you pay for (or any paid software for that matter) having advertisements in my opinion is unacceptable. Not only is this a possible breach of privacy, with most ads having trackers in order to deliver more “relevant” ads to you, but this also makes it less appealing to use and less user friendly.
I love Linux, but there are so many different distributions. So how can I know if my current one is my favorite if I don’t try them all? Well I hopped distros quite often, starting with Mint 17 a couple years ago. After awhile I got tired of some packages being more out of date than other distros, so I moved to Fedora 25 and loved it! The only problem, finding
.rpm packages instead of
.deb. For the most part I had what I wanted, and what I couldn’t find was usually available on RPM Fusion, but still I felt limited by Fedora’s packages only including open source software. So I kept looking, with 3 things in mind: