i have went with Ultimate Edition, and i used windows but not as a main OS, linux is my main OS, not windows.
Same here, I not only run Linux Mint for stability, also security. While I have Windows installs on hand, it's because I help a lot of folks, both here & in person, and the same goes for Linux Mint, which I try and push as often as I can. Especially to those who are always seeming to have to deal with infections. And in large part, I know why, some runs their Windows OS 24/7 on Torrent sites, not really getting as much software, rather being a 'seeder'.
This is by far, on a Windows computer, a risky operation, and when I show many that they can do the same with Transmission (& yes they catch on fast), the days of calling me over an infected OS are gone. Yet I'd never want to get anyone who lives within 5 miles of me advice on running a 24/7 torrent client, because some of the data can infect computers in the immediate area if not adequately protected. While these have never harmed any computer that I've converted to Linux Mint, one wouldn't want that computer to connect to one's personal network unless all Windows computers are shut down. And after the guest leaves, reboot the modem & router to flush any Malware remnants away.
Yet I agree with the OP's idea, in Uniting Linux users, there's a site (I believe Nick has it) to where one can register as a Linux user & have their own personal Linux ID number.
Edited by cat1092, 23 August 2016 - 02:48 AM.