What do you usually do on your computer? Do you browse the web a lot, play video games, make graphics, or something else? Your question really depends on what you do.
I have a Windows 7 computer I use for gaming since most games I play don't support Linux. I personally use Linux more as a home server for DVR, asterisk, home automation, and whatever other projects I come up with. But that's just me.
I used to run Slackware linux as my primary OS but back then I was using it for different purposes. Back then I used it for the Internet and programming. Pretty soon here I will be repurposing an old Laptop to run Linux for web surfing so I can have a more mobile laptop than my gaming one
It runs very slow in Windows XP.
If you are interested in Linux I would recommend trying it out first. There are distros like Fedora that will allow you to boot off a CD and give it a shot before you do a full install. That way you know what you're missing or not missing before you go all in.
Linux looks and works very similar to Windows so I don't see why it would be too difficult to use it for day to day things like web browsing.
Originally Posted by CLCarl
Which program will I loose if I choose to work with Linux, due to compatibility issue? and how difficult is it to adapt to Linux?