Strange question, I know, but I think sometimes about the trying reduce stress in little ways in my life and this has been on my mind lately. I use Linux solely at home. Okay, not completely solely. My wife's laptop came with Windows, so we have a 5GB partition so she can purchase music and put it on her MP3 player. That's it. Otherwise it's all Linux and has been for the last 5 years. I'm quite proficient at Linux, so this isn't usually a problem.
Lately, though, as I've been thinking about stress and ways to reduce stress overall I've wondered if the little things I put up with as a Linux user are worse than the things Windows users put up with. Just thinking about the day to day hassles of trying to get X device to work, things like that, if you have experience with it do you think Linux is less or more stressful as a home OS. I ask mostly because as I'm going through a stressful time in my life, I'm trying to reduce the friction points wherever possible. My opinion at first blush would be that my Linux boxes have been running so long without interruption and I'm so used to it that Windows would be a downgrade. But sometimes I wonder if for home use I'm not missing out on being able to use iTunes flawlessly, etc. If those little things don't add up to a user experience that causes friction in my life where it isn't necessary.
So I was just curious how common an all-Linux home was and if this seems like too much work, especially when you're already a techie for your career.
Now obviously my perspective is of a Linux user. I ask the question above in part because I haven't used Windows at home for so long that my memory is foggy on if those days were worse or not.