A few months ago, my main Windows laptop died and my wife uses the other one for work. I had an old Dell e6400 I got in pieces that I managed to cobble together, and I threw Mint 17 on it. I used it off an on as a basic net / email appliance, but as of a couple weeks ago, I set it up for development with Eclipse, Postgres and Squirrel. I also dove in and got my keybinds done the way I wanted and made a few tweaks here and there.
I also got my hands dirty getting Wine up and running to play Final Fantasy XI. After much driver work, log diving and a failed RTFM on my part, I succeeded!
After putting my hands on a couple of Win10 machines lately, I am *so* glad to have this one Microsoft-free.