For some years I have been using an old TV for a main computer monitor. This has never been satisfactory since the full screen was always cropped at the edges, but I was used to this.
This computer is a Windows 10 machine with an Intel i3 processor and a small graphics card. It is not fast, but it does all that I expect of it. I use it for web browsing, photo editing and simulated airport design amongst other things. It is also used for updating websites and blogs and I have 4 different flight simulators on this system, including X-Plane 11.26 which is the latest stable version of the sim.
The Windows machine is a difficult beast to work with, as updates tend
to happen at random and can upset many of my chosen settings. I do get
frustrated with the complexity and lack of control of the software on
The Linux machine is fine. It updates when I ask it to and nothing will run on it unless I have given permission. I can install the support software that I need, when I need it. The utility file names and locations are up to me and are unique to my computer, so this makes it a safe and easy machine to use. It does require a degree of computer coding skills, but there is a very helpful Linux community out there who are willing to lend a helping hand. Oh! and all of the software is password locked.
My laptop is also a Windows 10 machine and I only use it infrequently (once in a couple of months). It takes 2 hours or more to update every time I switch it on, which is a nuisance. Microsoft is not a good system for the specialist user.