Join Date: May 2018
Location: Lake Region, Maine
When it comes to a GUI based desktop I have several times tried to switch to several linux flavors only to come back to windows because the performance. While its true, updates tend to brake OEM machines because they do not plan to support their equipment for more then 90 days after you receive it, if you build your own system with semi current hardware these issues are non existent. I just built a new i9 based custom rig that is bullet proof. Before that I had a 4th gen i7. Auto updates on Win 10 for 3-4 years, never a problem. I have family that go out a buy a used Dell and it seems to brake with every update. Quality of hardware really affected your mileage. (That sounds familiar for some reason)
That being said, for server based applications, nothing beats a good debian or Ubuntu image. I colocated my SuperMicro 1U server recently with Proxmox (Debian 9) Running a VM for my webserver (Ubuntu 18.04), Phone (Freepbx [Cent OS, I think]), Media Server (Ubuntu 18.04 + Docker), and a Windows 10 VM that I can RDP from anywhere and use. Dual CPU 12 Cores 24 Threads, 128GB RAM.