Every time someone complains about W10 updates I wonder what the hell did I do not to experience those problems. I get updates fairly frequently but they very rarely take longer than 2-3 minutes at most.
Linux is definitely not a bad choice, and with Steams Proton it might very well be viable as a gaming system too although I've not tried Proton and I can't vouch for it.
well ive never tried Linux or any other system besides windows. Also the update might've not come for u yet. But I waited a couple of hours to finish this game and when I was going to turn off my pc another update came... The ability to not be able turn off windows updates is stupid... Ive turned off windows updates on my laptop and im happy with it.
I would recommend Manjaro, because it's pretty up-to-date and stable. I like the KDE version, but you can choose any you like. Just note that people have been complaining about Gnome getting slower. Steam has really good support for all games, because they made Proton to help with Linux. For anything not on Steam you can use Lutris and I think that automatically gives the best settings for the games to make it run well. Not in game settings, but just to the thing that makes DirectX game possible and stuff. Keep in mind that any game with Easy Anti-Cheat probably won't work, because Epic Games bought it over and stopped Linux support "for now". For programs I would recommend LibreOffice (OpenOffice is outdated), GIMP is pretty good for photo editing and DaVinci Resolve is pretty good for any video editing. I can't think of any thing else I would need to say, but those are some alternatives for Microsoft Word and Adobe if you use them. Most other programs probably have a Linux version. Just be warned that people have been complaining about Nvidia A LOT on Linux and have usually just sold their Nvidia GPU to replace it with an AMD GPU, because AMD has open source drivers and the support for it is just a lot better.
Gaming on Linux is a lot better, especially thanks to Steam. Windows is a lot easier though, but that might just be because you already know where everything in Windows is. I don't really understand what you mean with the user-friendly part though, because a bunch of Linux distros come with an app store pre-installed which makes it a lot easier for new users to install stuff.
nope, a friend literally tried it out a month ago, cuz he listened to some Linux fanboy. Not working games, stutters even at high FPS, crashes... mot cool at all.
Also meant more like productivity software and drivers, all sort of drivers suck major balls. Then it comes to websites that just don't work well on linux, software that finally got to linux but has problems(discord).
Thankfully he experienced it instead of me, I myself tried using linux years ago for work only and then MonoDevelop just made me regret even thinking for a second of leaving Visual Studio.
That's pretty strange. I don't use Linux myself, I just use it a lot in virtual machines and on a spare laptop. It doesn't have that feature of auto installing all drivers like windows does, but my experience with it has been pretty good. Admittedly not all games work, but you can see a list here of all the games supported on Proton and a list here with all the supported games on Lutris. If you have Nvidia then you're basically guaranteed to have a worse experience, because Nvidia doesn't give it proper support. FireFox, VLC and most other programs I've mentioned work pretty well on Linux too. I've never heard of MonoDevelop, but I know Microsoft did release Visual Studio Code and that works in Linux. I don't know about the website part, but that wouldn't make much sense. It would probably just be the browser if websites didn't show properly, but I personally haven't experienced that on any virtual machine I installed. I know discord in general has issues and I haven't tried it on Linux. Linux itself is pretty amazing though and it has made massive improvements the last 2 years, especially in gaming.
If you want to stick With Win 10 but hate the updates and privacy issues, just get Win 10 build 1607 LTSB even though old builds don't get newest updates the LTSB still gets them and you can select to get only security and bug fix updates. gyazo.com/bfc6ce16ca50b473529080559da55f4c
And if you plan to go for Linux: 1. Ubuntu if you want it simple and working. 2 Mint if you are a power user who want to have simmilar looks to Windows. 3. Manjaro if you want to go for Linux and gaming
you might wanna check GlassWire or some other hardcore firewall app to block Windows interaction with internet;
Windows 10 is garbage OS, but for games anything else is inferior, so IF you want to play games, you are basically stuck with Windows 10;
speaking of Linux, feel free to download some ISO, make it bootable usb stick, and boot it - you can try Linux without installing it, that efficient it is (compared to Windows); I recommend either Manjaro or Linux Mint, those are most user friendly for people used to Windows
i agree with tforulez using an HDD in 2019 is pure hell i remember installing updates on an HDD only system legit took almost 2 hours while SSD took less than 20 minutes. Dont blame windows 10 for using ancient hardware XD
I think I saw that u can delay updates but like for 7 days or so which isn't much... updates or not here I come. Also I bought new SSD and im backing up all my data on flash drive. Literally downloading old stuff from One drive website which is slow AF and backing up from my PC. ALso can I boot windows 10 from USB which have files on it? Like 20GB of files + windows.Will I be able to boot windows?
@mm123456 yeah thats true i have 100GB capacity in onedrive when i got my SSD also 860 evo but 500GB capacity and yes once you exceed ondedrive capacity it wont sync,also im unsure about windows 10 license as i update from win 8.1 to win 10 in 2015 without any issues,
@xquatrox I'm pretty sure majority of those long update issues are caused by language packs, time zone, regional settings etc.. because I noticed running "basic" en-us builds are updating faster every time
I got an SSD, but I can't mount it in my case and I need to go to the firm I purchased my PC to see what they can tell me about it. Also will I be able to get my files on the usb drive? I got like 20GB back up on it and when I used media creation tool I see only the files required for windows 10 installation.
Yea you can keep it loose but it does not look nice and could affect air flow a little bit. I would just tape SSD at the other side of case (where you do cable management) that way it stays secure and complerely hidden, but it depends on personal preference