There's another reason why I use Linux mostly these days. apart from games. Is that I know for a fact that the Communist Party of China can't have a backdoor into my computers and is spying on me. In fact I've encouraged a few of my friends here to try Linux for this very reason. Microsoft puts backdoors into their software, that allows foreign government agencies free access to whatever you're doing. Microsoft is helping the Chinese authorities spy on your Skype calls: Shanghaiist I suspect MS co-operates with the US Government and other foreign governments as well, for backdoor access to their OSs and software. For the purposes of law enforcement or whatever. As I said, I use Linux for peace of mind.