I was reading an interesting article comparing Linux vs Windows (see below), and I realized most people have never toyed with a Linux OS. While Windows clearly has the market for business desktops, with Windows 7 being replaced using a Linux at home would be a worthwhile experiment. Currently I have two Linux OS’s at home, and three Windows.
There is a huge world of free open source applications (including Linux) that are powerful and fun to use.
Here’s a link on how to load Linux on your computer: https://www.wikihow.com/Install-Linux. But keep in mind, you’ll lose your old OS and most of your files.