When it works cleanly, then the desktop is similar enough to any other GUI (Apple OS-X, Windows OS) ; that the mouse, right-clicks and copy/paste all will seem familiarhttp://getlinuxanswers.com/2014/04/26/t ... inux-mint/
--that's a quick look at windows going to Linux tasks..
And there are some additional choices..
--for file manages for example, if you don't like the default selected by the distribution
--same with Browsers or office software (distros (distributions, these days usually install LibreOffice..))
For browsing, email, general document/writing, video watching and so on
--Linux works just fine; only games would be an issue (and for that the native platform for a specific game will always be best), anything else is a work-around or kludge
Using Wine to run windows apps..
I usually use a VM, such as VirtualBox to run any windows application I need, and that works well, but I do need the licensed copy of the windows OS to install into that VM (it installs quicker and runs faster than a native install to a hard drive)
--mainly it is smaller and runs from a file within the host system (Linux), and uses the host's devices and access methods..
I think you will find it fine to use Linux as your, and if you need to see some window App equivalents, check thesehttp://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20070 ... lents.html
Onenote might be the only one I can think of that could be a problem determining an alternate application option..
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