Re: why not just run Ubuntu and put Windows in the virtual machine?
>Battery life is around 6 to 7 hours. Which is about 2-3 hours more than Windows 10 because of better CPU management.<
That's an unusual experience; battery life in Linux / Win10 is most commonly the other way around
>Also, do a clean install of Windows on any OEM machine and I guarantee most of them won't even have networking unless you download the required drivers from the manufacturers website.<
That very much depends on how old your Windows installation media is, just as it would for Linux
>Id say out of the box, by default, Linux supports more common hardware. Especially network cards.<
It has a lot of generic drivers, which might *just about* work for particular hardware, but often it's not well optimised.
>Granted Wifi on Linux can be poor, but to be fair if you end up buying a laptop with poorly supported hardware your research failed not Linux.<
But aren't you arguing the opposite in Window's case?
>Finally, if you sir are struggling to spec a laptop to fit the requirements of a piece of software then you sir are not fit for this community.<
But should you really need to in 2017? Surely it should all just work.
Linux has its uses, and its devoted fans, but it has a long way to go before it can be properly manageable in a corporate desktop environment. The very flexibility/customisability that its fans love count heavily against it - and the same is true for non-techie home users too.