Thanks everyone for the replies, really.
I understand your point, but FOSS is much more than "Free Open Source Software". The concept of FOSS is about "Freedom of Speech", which means, Freedom of software usage, sharing and refinement through community experimentation and expression. Even if Windows have a larger library of "free" apps and tools, they are not "FOSS" in concept. Commonly, they come with ads, bloatware, spyware, etc for "data harvesting" - so they can "continue being free". The price you pay to use them is information and usage data.
Thank you for your answers and experience with Manjaro!
Thank you for the general explanation on Linux, WINE, Debian and Arch.
I started using Mint through this research. It's really like windows (GUI-wise). They also have a huge library of documentation in my country language, which is nice!
I may stick with the basics for now as Arch will probably look like programming in assembly for a beginner. haha
As for GUI, I may be weird, but i find CLI commands, smoother, faster and much better than any GUI.
That's one of the reasons, together with FOSS mentality, that is pushing me to use Linux - develop CLI skills.
Thank you for your explanation on WINE, that's really nice. I love shell/terminal/cli commands, as said before.
I will need to study this. Thankfully, documentation is huge. :)
I will search for this, thanks.
Never heard of Nixos. The learning curve, as you said, may be a reason. Thank you for the recommendations and explanation on notebook cards and Linux From Scratch!
For now I may keep testing Mint, maybe install Debian and/or Fedora later. But I don't really care about 'new software'. I understand that old software (talking about FOSS here) tend to be more stable and usable as the community improve many tools, when they're not abandoned. Thank you for your reply and explanations. :)
Thank you for your detailed explanation! I read it all.
I might stick with your mentality, as Im not really into cloud stuff too. The more my pc is disconnected from the internet with full capability, the better. The reason many of us got away from Windows is to free ourselves from the dependency. Why I'd want a Windows environment in Linux? Better stick with Windows, imho. But I understand Ubuntu users too. Some people need this. Also, thank you for the AMD explanation.
The Intel and AMD recommendations might really come in handy, I've never heard of that before. I haven't tested WSL1&2 yet, but Mint in VM worked fine. As for modern games, I don't really care much. Probably I will read Wine compatibility list later, if they run the classic games I have, Im fine. :) Thanks again.
Thank you for your quote. I believe it may be a process to get used to how a new system works. Thank you for your explanation on hardware and One Boot,Dual Boot/VMs. :)
Thank you for your quote and time. User control is something I want . Kinda tired of windows updating and messing with overall settings.
I wish you success in your exploration.
Thank you for your explanations on Dual Boot, VMs and WLS, really.
I noticed that VMs affects system performance, so gaming through VM might not be an option for me too.
Thank you for your wishes too. :)
Good luck with discovering Linux world. The best solution is to just start using it – in my case it just resulted in falling in love :D Privacy, full control, configurable, secure, fast as hell, pretty – Linux is awesome! :)
Thank you for your answers and personal experiences too.
I don't really care for AAA recent games, since I play mostly 25~5 year old games. As I said before, community experimentation through time is something I also value, so WINE might be precisely what I want for gaming in Linux. Looks like I already fell in love with it too. :) (Just need to keep studying it.. haha) Thank you for your wishes too.
Thank you for your answers.
Many answers are pointing out compatibility issues with Wifi adapters. It might sound strange, but that's good in my case imo. I only use wired connection anyway, so even if there are problems with this, It's fine.
Now, about the AMD drivers, Im really surprised as I had no idea about this. Just heard that people had issues with GPUs+Linux in the past. Thank you again.
By an offline repository you mean, for example, a Github repository with sources saved offline? May you elaborate in that please? This looks really interesting.
Also, thank you for the list and your personal experience.
Thank you for your detailed answers with your experience, really. That really helps a lot.
Talking about compatibility, Im really hopefull that the community will keep the FOSS scenario growing for the next years. World 'freedom' is getting pushed to the limit, so people will find ways to fight it in all areas, including software.
Thanks again. :)
Thank you for your alerts and explanations about compatibility too. In reality things require much more work to make things, well, work. Im really thankfull for your explanation about drivers, this may prepare me for the 'fight' Im getting in.
Haha, I understand what you said. Yes, comparing all the answers I know what might be best for me to do to stick with Linux, instead of 'giving up and sticking with Windows because - lazyness'.
Thank you for your experience with Ubuntu. I share your -hate for things chaging for no reason / without user control-.
Thank you for your answers. Let's hope Linux gaming and FOSS scenarios keeps growing.
Thank you for your experience with Debian, Dual Boot, WINE and for your answers overall.