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If you choose a user friendly distro like Ubuntu, probably there are none. I've met Windows users who didn't even know my Ubuntu laptop wasn't running Windows when borrowing it. Go for it!
You MIGHT need to get used to not worrying about malware, but I think you'll adjust.
I think one of the biggest things is the completely different file structure architecture. Unlike Windows, there is only one file tree, and everything is mounted to that tree - different drives, directories, everything. It's a change,and may take some readjustment, but it really doesn't make things difficult, just different.
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Whether there are any deal-breakers probably is subjective, but for the easily frustrated among us, Linux initially may be challenging (mostly because it's just different). But everything I've read indicates that if you persevere with Linux, you'll be quite happy with it.
Here are some insights from a blog called TechSource:
"Yeah, there’s no Photoshop, no iTunes, no high-end games and no AutoCAD. Many users often don’t want to switch to Linux due to the lack of apps they mostly depend on. However, the problem is not something that cannot be solved, or at least circumvented. New users can try out Wine, a free software that lets you run Windows-based applications natively on Linux. Most applications like Adobe Photoshop, MS Office, and even World of Warcraft run perfectly on Wine as if they’re running on Windows."