But I actually want to get things done on my computer? I work on filmsets with software that only runs on the Mac OS so I own a MacBook Pro. I create on the desktop and a second laptop with Adobe CS6, Manga Studio, Corel Painter, Final Draft, Toon Boom Animate and Microsoft OneNote along with a host of other programs that only run under Windows. These programs are simply not available on Linux. Please don't tell me that there are alternatives that work just as well because there is a world of differences if you are actually using the software productively.
Why would I want to spend time fighting with Linux to kludge it together so it will almost do what Windows does only slower and much less stable? UNIX was my primary OS for a few years and I have worked with Ubuntu... I don't want to waste time trying to get a fringe OS to do what Windows just does.
It would be a different story if I were running servers or a render farm... but I am not. I am glad for the open source community and it is a magnificent thing for those who can't justify spending the kind of money that I have on the productivity applications.There are a dozen or so open source apps that I use on a regular basis but all of them run under Windows.
I've used damn near every OS since DOS 1.0 and all they are is a way to get to the applications. Some are smoother and more enjoyable to use but they all are means to an end unless playing with the OS is the ends. I am lucky in that I find the user interface for Windows, the operating system I HAVE to use, to be intuitive, smooth, more comprehensive and embracing than the others.
Since you obviously don't have as good an experience with Windows as I do, I am glad that you have a Linux distro available for you... but for me it is not a viable option.