I suggest using Linux Mint if you’re new to Linux.
Does Microsoft share my information with anyone?
Yes, we do share your information in certain cases. We’ve detailed when we share data in the Microsoft Privacy Statement. Broadly, we share your personal data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any service you have requested or authorized. We also share data with Microsoft-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our services; and to protect the rights or property of Microsoft.
This basically means that if you are pirating Microsoft’s software you will be prosecuted by law enforcement when Microsoft snitches on you. This also means that if they feel that they are “complying” with law enforcement (usually with no warrant) they will share your data “to protect lives” and “respond to legal process”.
Always remember that Windows 10 IS SPYWARE. It doesn’t have malware installed in it, it IS MALWARE. There are many aspects of the Operating System that were designed specifically to spy on you and get around security measures. We wrote an article exposing all of this before Windows 10 was even really released. If you want to know how to stop Windows 10 from spying on you then read this.