Re: Who owns my computer?
"I tried Linux around 2010 along with the (then) utterly busted 'Open Office.' It was a disaster!"
I'm glad you are now sorted but I can't have everyone assuming that you are typical.
I was using Linux for serious research involving expensive software and state of the art 3D hardware in ~2002 without sig. issues and indeed personally I've been using it at home since the mid-90s - since the late 90s it's been straightforward to install on every bit of hardware I've tried and has given very little trouble apart from temporary problems with e.g some wifi adaptors. This is mostly with SUSE and OpenSUSE. Not used Windows since ~ 2006 at home.