Bit of a back story: I had a phase mistrusting the big IT brands or rather my use of their service. I did an experiment: try and move away from the big brands and offers. If I did manage, excellent - I did not need the service. If I did not manage, excellent too - I should find alternatives to “addictive” services. Tried this between 2017 and 2019. Moved off of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Windows, Google, Dropbox, etc. Some things worked better (Facebook and Co I don’t miss), others less so (Google simply finds the stuff I want to find).
In 2020, I reversed this trend, selectively, moving closer to Microsoft (Windows, Office). And I have to say: I really like it, especially the integration. The interfaces have come such an incredibly long way and since that’s the key component of my experience, that’s the preferred route. While on linux, you can make everything work, Windows/Office just works. After having come back to MS, I tend to understand @thurrott 's affection for and “constructive annoyance” with Microsoft and doubts about Linux on the desktop. I wonder how their new products (surface x, duo, neo) will shape their upcoming revision of Windows, Window 10X, and how far @leo might end up feeling it might be once more ok to recommend friends to use Windows.