Originally took my old Lenovo laptop that successfully ran Mint 18, set it up for my wife to use a regular machine for internet browsing, document editing, and some photo editing (Gimp, Inkscape, LibreOffice). Initially my wife liked it but the truth came out around the same time she needed to install a large software package that interface with a specialized craft printer (Window or OSX only). So I very reluctantly replaced it with Windows 10, disabled as much spyware as I could and set up everything for her (I knew Wine was not an option and setting up a VM would be too much a pain for her).
Things worked well for a month or so then randomly the specialize software just started to randomly crash (nothing obvious has changed, but it's Windows so know knows). Also, Window starts to randomly BSOD so I do a system restore, re-install and the like. After a restore, still not working and slower than molasses. Just trying to browse a SMB share would freeze explorer for 30 seconds. The CPU fan would run constantly, the system just ran like balls.
I decided enough is enough and put Windows 7 back on. But after installing from original OE CD, Windows took more than 24 hours to actually complete Windows updates! Now, it works as intended, doesn't crash, and doesn't run so hot. Honestly, I probably could have fixed it, but like everything in Windows it's such a PAIN IN THE ASS!
As a company, they have learned nothing in the last 20 years about:
a) making a responsive UI that doesn't choke up with even the slightest CPU load
b) fixing the damn dependency hell (I know Linux has issues too, but in my experience, I can usually fix it easily)
c) providing helpful error messages
d) software and OS updates that don't require constant reboots.Seriously, how damn hard to fix this! It's 2016, not 1985!