Thanks for your testimony.
I tried Linux (Fedora Workstation and openSUSE Tumbleweed) again because I have to decide between extra $100 for hardware vs software while buying a laptop. Debian has outdated software in “stable” edition, also I don’t trust much any *-based distros. Mint was great though, but after an update Software Center went crazy and laptop’ fans spinned very fast each time I opened it. As well in Linux there are troubles with hardware - my Atheros Wi-Fi card gave only 40 Mbps instead of 100 Mbps in Windows. And my new SSD copies a big file at 80 MB/s in Linux vs full 360 MB/s in Windows.
So I’m gonna to throw my proud Linux community regalia and to continue being a grey Windows mouse. Sorry Find me on reddit r/Fedora (u/kryvonismarkiyan) to know more - no registration required.
It’s good you have the faculties to stand your own and let companies’ do not step into your platform, but I seem to have zero stoppers on accepting Microsoft, Google or other licenses. Yes, I would do this through teeth but now I understand I am really bare and have nothing neither to hide nor to obscure. A major agreement they shouldn’t be uploading so much diagnostic data (telemetry), but I don’t do things which are shameful to other people and want to use my computer - not my computer use me. I agree Microsoft/Apple/Google and many giants in computing technology are imperative and superior, but so are people maintaining/using Free Software. Look at GNOME developers which don’t take into account users’ proposals for example.
I don’t game at all though, so anyone like me would like to seek a laptop without discrete graphics to let CPU/RAM to be more expensive/powerful for the same price.
P. S. H guy, look at the kerning of text in your image containing the table: it’s the reason as well I’d refrain from the old LibreOffice which is packaged in Debian stable. Overall Debian looks for me like a henhouse with tons of unecessary load like supporting obscure arhitectures instead of only main ones - to free the resources for e. g. upstreaming the bugs. And this image is enough for me to suspect you use Linux, since this font is called Liberation Sans and is the default font for many Linux distros.
P. P. S. I will certainly use Fedora Workstation GNOME/Cinnamon/KDE or openSUSE Tumbleweed/LEAP KDE if my choice was limited to Linux. Mint Cinnamon/MATE/XFCE and Ubuntu LTS (maybe non-LTS) with GNOME/KDE/XFCE/MATE are also an option. I would use Arch, Debian or Manjaro at the last. Always completely avoided distros as Gentoo, Slackware or LFS. I fully avoid LXQt - people report its state currently is abomination. I prefer Wayland over X.org due to absence of smooth scrolling in e. g. Firefox. But I prefer Chrome, which seem to work better under XWayland than X.org too.
P. P. P. S. FreeBSD also has KDE Plasma and is usable on desktop a bit, but only a bit. For something really innovative, tried NixOS Linux, GuixSD and Fedora Siverblue. All in the current paragraph are borderline to unusable as a daily driver.
Why Windows 10 Sucks: Why Windows 10 sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
Why Linux Sucks: Main Linux problems on the desktop, 2021 edition or why Linux sucks