I have decided to take the big step and abandon Windows.
After trying Ubuntu first, then Debian, I finally discovered that Fedora allows me to do some things much more simply and with less hassle.
On my old Asus laptop, I found alternatives to the applications I used with Windows - with three exceptions.
I also bought a new laptop where I will install Fedora directly and no Windows.
I discovered that Btrfs is excellent, as is Zram.
I had some minor issues configuring the Nvidia drivers for my old GeForce MX130, but I think this depends on my ignorance.
I will have an Nvidia on the next laptop, so I wanted to understand if I am doing something wrong.
From RPM Fusion, I saw that to install the Nvidia drivers; you have to launch from the shell:
sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia # rhel/centos users can use kmod-nvidia instead
sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda #optional for cuda/nvdec/nvenc support
On the restart, I got a message about the failed loading of Nvidia drivers (I don’t remember the exact text), and I understood that this probably depended on Secure Boot enabled in the BIOS.
Going back with Timeshift and disabling Secure Boot before installing the drivers, I noticed the message did not appear.
I had issues installing and signing Vmware Workstation Pro modules, too.
Disabling Secure Boot, everything works fine.
So I wonder: do I always leave Secure Boot enabled?
Can I turn it off entirely with Linux?
I hope to receive some info on this topic before moving on to others (the three exceptions I have not yet specified).
Thanks to everyone,