Seconded. Go Linux, never look back. It's a highly appropriate OS for anyone into self reliance IMO. It's incredibly nice, not to mention a lot of fun, to actually have ownership and control of your digital computing life. Proprietary operating systems won't give you that, by design, and aren't superior by any measure other than "easy of use" (and then, only if you are ignorant of computers and dead set on staying that way, which, imo, is the kind of laziness that just makes life more work in the long term).