posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 06:16 AM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
It depend's what you use your PC for, any gaming at all and while there are a few linux game's they are usually older one's that have eventually been
converted, the Linux operating system (usually packaged with most distribution versions of it) has an emulator called Wine which will run some OLDER
windows software as well but it too is far from perfect but for everything else Linux depending on what GUI you go for is just as good as window's,
better according to many.
10 though I find is stable, it has some compatibility issues with older windows program's but mostly fine and you can actually emulate older window's
using the free Microsoft virtual machine so long as you have the old windows install disc (old retail disc) to install on it.
As for Edge, I am actually using chrome at the moment on my own Windows 10 install (I game a little or would be a Linux fan no doubt about it) but I
sometimes use Edge as well, Website compatibility is far greater with Chrome than edge but it is usually faster than even chrome even if it does have
those problem's with some websites.
As for safety, that is all down to whatever Anti Virus you are using, currently I am using a cheap McAfee install but in the past used Bullguard
which was also excellent, it's worth shopping around though and remember the official price is often undercut if you go to some large electrical
retailers and opt for digital download versions of the software rather than buying the rip off (price wise) retail version.
The thing to remember is that Chrome you have to periodically check for updates (I had a security issue relating to an up to date version of Firefox
so won't touch that with a barge pole though there are a great many that swear by it) and with Edge it is updated usually unless you opt out of
automatic updates whenever there is a new fix or security patch for it.
Edge is safer in this regard but your real safety still rest's in your AV program, windows 10 is also a lot safer than older version's of window's as
well (Though I stand by my opinion that 7 64 ultimate was there best ever operating system).
edit on 8-12-2018 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)