Despite being a somewhat expert in Linux, I’ve gone back to Windows for my amateur radio PC. Linux was simply too much work to get going.
Partly this down to me having far less time to mess about with the PC rather than actually operating. The aspect however is that I know Ham Radio Deluxe intimately and I can;t get within 50% of what that does with available Linux progs: at least not without having a dozen different styles of UI.
It’s a great shame. There’s lots of ham radio software out there, but unless you are prepared to view the computer as an experimental platform, then stick with Windows. For me, the computer is a tool that enhances what I can do with the radio, but the radio is the focus.