windows sucks away lots of resources and it have many background services that keep my laptop busy (security center cannot be disabled, cannot switch to manual updates, etc).
With many Linux distros you can have more control over your workstation and more resorces available.
I can only see this as a problem if your machine isn't up for the task in the first place. Again, I've never had any issues with Windows.
Well, yeah, if you are filthy rich and can afford a filthy powerful machine, then you can even use a virtualized MacOS xD.
Jokes apart, you are right, but in my case I have to do very different types of work on my machine: python development, nodejs, frontend, spin up virtual machines, use containers, etc, so I always felt I need as many resources as possible from my laptop. For instance, I think disk usage is an issue with windows. I'm developing a xamarin app, and visualstudio+xamarin take gigas and gigas of disk space (it's not the OS, though, maybe I am a little OT :). Ever felt this way?
You can disable those by booting windows in safe mode
I actually never tried that. I always though that you have to use safe mode when something screwed up your pc. It is usable? Have any downsides?
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