So, I haven't had my "own" computer in quite some time. Every job I've had for the last 10 years has provided me with a laptop which I have always found one way or another to make my own without breaking. Most recently that has been in the form of a USB 3.0 external hard drive (500 GB). That drive has Fedora 23 installed (updated 3 times over the last 2 years) and has now officially been booted on 4 different devices with ZERO issues. It just freakin works. This fourth device is a 5 year old Acer laptop that has been used by my wife, my daughter, my son and now me (temporarily...had to turn in the "nice" laptop when I left the job yesterday). If you are a Windows person but getting fed up with Microsoft, please, please seriously consider Linux. Running it with Cinnamon is VERY similar to a windows experience. I won't tell you it's the same because it isn't, but it is one of the closest iterations you will use. I know I keep threatening to do this, but I think I'm going to create a base image of Fedora running Cinnamon (and hardened) for VirtualBox and a walk-through to install VirtualBox on your Windows machine so people can see it, use it, and then decide to switch from one to the other. Seriously, the ability to take a drive from new to old, from AMD to Intel, and continue to have an identical experience (speed not withstanding) is life changing!