I'm currently using win7 plan on taking backing up data before replacing the current (veracrypted) hdd with ssd+hdd with 2 partitions on the hdd, the other for a windows dualboot.
Meanwhile I have a win10 laptop. I have an nearly irresistible urge to install linux mint on it right now (have a bootable stick) after checking if there's any data worth backuping. What leaks are there compared to an PC considering it's a relatively new lenovo thinkpad? The webcam is obscured (duh) and the mic is untouched for now.
I'll learn about whonix and such later, therefore mint. I have some limited linux experience, first tried it with ubuntu in 2008.