We are all familiar with Microsoft and Apple operating systems (OS’s), but there is a third option… Linux!

Windows always sucked because it was so prone to viruses because the virus lord himself, Bill Gates, and those who backed Microsoft, wanted it to be full of holes, likely for the government to have back-doors. Then you would have the excessively long and frequent “Updates”, which was likely more of an upload and a scan of the files on your system.
Windows 10 is much better. Ever since the Windows 8 debacle, things have been a lot better. Remember when they introduced their new interface which nobody liked/could figure out? They had to scramble and they “gave away” Windows 10, which likely saved the company from collapse. Ever since they have been towing the line.

Then there is Apple. The apple OS was always more secure and stable, it just traditionally had less software designed for it, and it also is, even still, way more expensive and everything is proprietary and designed to only work with Apple.

Well there is a third, much better alternative; Linux! And on top of all of its other virtues, it is completely free. The main drawback with Linux is that there isn’t as much software designed to be used on it. But you don’t get viruses, you don’t have to shut down the computer to “update” it, and the updates don’t take forever. And don’t forget it’s completely free, although they do take donations.
You may need a little computer know how, but it’s really not that hard with the right Linux version (or distribution/distro).

The Linux version/distribution I’d recommend is Linux Mint. (There are many other versions of Linux, but this one is intuitive).
Linux Mint has a similar interface to Windows, so it’s not entirely foreign when it comes to learning the ropes.
Try it on an old computer or a Windows computer that stopped working. You can test out Linux Mint before you install it too, so you can see whether you like it or not.
The following image shows what the Linux Mint desktop looks like with an open window…

This is a sample of what the Linux Mint desktop looks like.