Linux is not the land of milk and honey - but then I spent 25 years with Windows, and in comparison, it is, lol.
Think of those who has always been on Linux, has never seen a Windows OS at all, or cannot afford the OS. I'm sure that many of these folks will gladly proclaim that Linux is the land of the milk & honey, as it's set them free to roam the planet at no charge other than for the hardware. Speaking of which, in some areas, a 10 year old machine is like a brand new one to many of us fortunate folks.
Something to think about this holiday season, how fortunate we are compared to many & what we can do to assist others in need. Back when I was still deep in learning, performed a lot of work on a pro bono basis, though would accept tips, unless the folks looked like they needed it more than myself. Still have some friends from those days, getting fresh veggies in the season, an occasional deer shoulder every now & then. In fact, today we're cooking a pot of collards given to us by one of my early clients while learning, she brought by two fully cleaned heads, ready to cook.
While I do work for cash, it was these folks that got me started, and if any called on me today, would assist at no charge other than needed components, unless I have a spare that's otherwise not going to be used, often components of the DDR & DDR2 eras (usually DDR2 at this time). These, I'll give away to be rid of any, and I still collect computers that are given to me to repair others at little to no charge for the needy.
However, my latest regulars, I have a feel for their income & have raised pricing w/out loss of business, a 20% across the board increase, if a reinstall isn't worth $75, then they can go & get pricing at PC shops or Best Buy, and most gladly returns to me for the job.
Fragmentation under Linux is almost unheard of.
Yes, I recall that we all had a discussion about this well over a year back, maybe two by now, it's so low that fragmentation is a non-factor for Linux users. Compared to Windows users, who had best perform their first defrag before updating, to later have space to shrink for a dual boot of Linux (or a Data partition). The Linux filesystem is a very smart one & knows where to place each file to prevent fragmentation before it sets in. This is another reason why even on low-spec hardware, a Linux install is fast, no fragmentation means more speed, not having to bounce all over the drive to find files (like a maintenance person walking around a parking lot picking up debris, some here & there). No issue on Linux, and somewhere within this Forum, a discussion where several of us put our systems to the test, the results were awesome!
If by chance one wants WINE installed on their Linux system, I'll do it, yet will warn of the dangers that may lie ahead, it's opening a door for Malware to sneak in, and more are becoming aware of this. Many PC shops may not do this, or may even be ignorant of the fact, however I feel it to be my duty to let my customers know about this. Other extras that I perform at no charge are the removal of Fast Boot (a gimmick that slowly destroys mobile computers), and also Secure Boot, which prevents some Linux based tools from booting & if a tower PC, may prevent issues when installing sound & graphics cards. The user is responsible for having an active anti-Malware to load at boot, all Secure Boot does is place the computer is shackles.