I used the free upgrade to Windows 10 and have been sorry ever since I did that. I now am considering doing a system recovery on my computer back to the Windows 7, and realize that I will lost everything but that is alright if I can get rid of 10, as that seems to be the only way I can accomplish that. There is not much I like about Windows 10 and I find it harder to use than Windows 7. Now my question is operating system? I have never used Linux or Unix and know nothing about either operating system, I have done some reading on both, but that is not very helpful. My main concern is just what can be run on Linux and what can't be run? I am not much of a gamer so that is really no problem, all games that I play come fron Windows, however I have lot's of programs on CD which I would still like to use and don't know if these will work on Linux?
I know I can install both Windows and Linux and jump between the two. My computer has enough hard drive to run both so that is no problem. If I should decide to try Linux or Unix I have found that there are different versions and that is also confusing, confusing as to which version to download. Should I download one of the versions and decide to keep Windows I am leaning to doing the complete system recovery, knowing that I will need to delete a lot of junk that came with the computer, then sit through hours of updates, but my question is keep Windows 10 and use it alongside Linux, or do the system recovery back to Windows 7 and use it along with Linux?