I need to buy a new desktop computer.
I am wondering whether this would be a good idea.
+ gives you control over what is happening on your computer
+ running old software which is no longer maintenanced/ported by the developer
- support will run out eventually
+ continued support and safety going online
- MS has control over much of your system, perhaps sometime in the future you can only run apps from the app store(?)
Has anyone tried this?
Would you expect difficulties with things such as different drivers, etc.?
Opinions & advice welcome.
PS: while I do my own programming (photoshop plugins), I have never tried to install operating systems myself.