SO I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 and have to say I love windows 10. The interface is great and it works with just about everything with no issues. My main concern with it is Cortana and privacy. So many permissions and I'm concerned aout privacy with general use as well as using Google, and cookies, etc.. I think its time to give Linux a try. A few quesrions I have though. Is it reasonable/practical to run both in a "dual" setup? When using the Linux setup would that block the windows side from seeing my internet searches, or other data? Or if I used a distro focused on privacy (Tails) loaded from the USB when starting up, would that block Windows or other programs from "seeing" my information. What distro would you recommend. I've looked at- Mint debias Ubuntu-test drove this Tails (like having privacy, although this might be a bit overkill, not sure) Scientific (I'm a science person and a few programs would be nice to have) My criteria it a good interface, stability, ability to use most common programs (web searches, spreadsheets, connecting to calander on my phone, etc) as well as playing a few games. I do lik the windows 10 start screen where there are newsfeeds, weather, date, stock feeds, etc on the page if there is that available. Sorry for the long post but Im a noob . Thanks!