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@Hans Sadly my computer's drivers haven't been tested for Windows 10 but p'sure that it would run fine on it because it's a powerful laptop for its time.

I'm thinking of switching to Linux when support ends on April 2017 as a matter of fact.
Jamie Dignam
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#12
Why is anyone still using Vista? Not only is it EOL, but driver support on it was - and still is - terrible. I had seen pre-configured computers with Vista loaded from the OEM that never saw proper graphics drivers.
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#13
I've not had one single issue with it.
Jamie Dignam
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About four or five months ago, I decided to test Xubuntu on a USB stick and trial it as my main operating system. I've always had a Linux distro, whether it'd be Android x86 or another distro on a USB in addition to dual booting Windows/Linux on my hard drive (I used Puppy Linux) in case I needed to fix a Windows problem.

Now, I use Xubuntu as my main operating system on a newly purchased hard drive. I use it for web design and then general web browsing. It took me a few months to get fully used to the switch but I went ahead and customised it to my desire (using Arc theme with Numix Icons).

Problems? Yes. Having quite an old PC, performance wise it can be sluggish. Games will run a lot better on Windows and programs such as Photoshop will have no chance running on my Linux and GIMP feels awkward, hence why I still use Windows. There are some OpenGL programs that will run on my Linux that won't run on Windows.

In terms of performance, I would say Linux uses fewer resources but it hasn't saved me from sluggishness while CPU usage is high. Using an adblocker in Firefox helps. I have Windows 10 installed and I couldn't resist using it for a few days because I still find using Windows natural. After all, I have used it for more than 10 years.

Overall, I wouldn't be able to make a full recommendation to you as it would be down to preference. Linux won't need an anti-virus so that could be a benefit for you. For Windows, I would be using at least Windows 7. It's a lot better than Vista you'll probably avoid any problems if you haven't had any already.

For me, though, I'm back to using Xubuntu with a history driver problems and a number of broken packages/repositories, expressing my bias in favour of open sourced software.
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