Well considering the feedback I got, I'm officially running ubuntu on a vm! I'm looking to move as much of online life to here as possible. I'll only be getting on my old win 10 OS to game. I went for the minimal install, so if anyone has got any suggestions for any productivity apps or anything at all that they feel I should run feel free to send a suggestion my way :) I'm not afraid of living in the terminal either, so everything is fair game.
@sondering67 they really strip down the minimal install is my experience, they don't even include a pdf reader. I like the Gnome default Evince myself. LibreOffice is usually a staple for me as well, but I want to look at alternatives myself.