Amen to Dagorret who wrote, “An average Indian does not have enough financial capacity to afford a new computer every one-and-half years. And why should we do that? Computers should serve us, we shouldnâ€™t serve them! Computers are for working, and changing them every one or two years also destabilizes the working environment.”
see Linux in undeveloped countries
Most of the characteristics of GNU/Linux he describes as suitable for use in India are applicable everywhere for some of us. I spent years in Canada’s North in schools that certainly benefited by using GNU/Linux. We didn’t have the time, money or resources to prop up Wintel. Even buying a new PC sometimes cost $200 just for the freight. All the more need to keep PCs working until they died, something we could not do with Wintel because of malware.
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux for everything because it works.