I'm a Windows user. I've used it since the very beginning, when version 1.0 was released. I was working at Epson at the time, at their R&D centre outside London, where we were developing a competing product called Taxi. As you have probably worked out by now, Taxi didn't fare quite as well as Windows.
I sometimes use Linux nowadays. Normally for servers, where a GUI isn't required. I've tried to use it as a desktop environment before, too, but I simply didn't feel comfortable with it. I could never find a distribution where the colours were similar to Windows, or the buttons for closing a window were on the correct side, and so on.
I recently discovered a Linux distribution called Q4OS. It's based on a mainstream (and well supported) version called Debian. Most importantly, this very old Windows user feels quite at home. It's very easy to install on a virtual machine or an old PC, and you get a complete desktop environment, browser and office suite from the start. And of course, being Linux, everything is free.
If you feel like a change, or you have an old PC for which you're still seeking a purpose, check out Q4OS. The download is around 600 MB and is at https://q4os.org/ although it will also install another 600 MB or so if you choose the full browser and office suite experience.
A quick note for the non-technical: remember Q4OS is an operating system and not merely an application program. Make sure you know what that means. If you try to install it on your main computer, without a virtualisation tool such as VMware Player or Virtualbox, you'll lose all your files and programs.
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