I installed cygwin (which Id suggest over mingw based on it supporting 64 bit) on someone elses computer in less than five minutes and hadn't used windows before, so dont know what your issue is.
fuck your recommendation
it's as botnet as mingw. installer downloads files during installation
Mingw seems to be unmaintained, but there is a download link on an official looking website (mingw.org), so seems legit. What did you even download?
there is no download link to mingw
mingw-get-setup.exe(Date: 2017-09-06, Size: 91.00 KB)
that's just the botnet web installer
Lololol. Windows is a botnet.
show proof. when you install Microsoft products you can do it without internet connection (I don't know about newest ones).
when you want to install open source shit those botnets steal your IP and computer information.
Ever heard of gentoo linux? Compile everything yourself.
compiling means shit. did you review every single line of code of what you install?
Do you not think that that windows tracks what things you install?
Yes, windows does not track what I install. Newest windowses do, don't use them.
If not windows itself, then if you dont have blockers set up correctly, JS and ad networks will track you.
JS cannot track what software you have installed on your PC. JS and ad networks cannot track me because I browse internet with TorBrowser.
Also, why do you trust windows but refuse to use clang because major companies contributed? Personally I dont like LLVM or clang too much, GCC is just easier to use for debugging, but I dont distrust clang much.
Microsoft is 5 times less evil than (((Intel))) and (((Google))).
And I refuse to use clang because it does not work. It doesn't provide any "include" and "library" files so you cannot compile anything. Even HelloWorld won't compile because it uses STL.
Also, I use linux for everything, and it works fine.
Maybe "everything" for you means web browsing, watching videos. Some basic shit works (barely) on linux.
AFAIK windows has no good alternatives to LUKS encrypted disks on linux, especially some of the more advanced features like nuke keys, so thats something windows cant do.
There is plenty of encryption software for windows, like VeraCrypt, TrueCrypt, Diskcryptor and more. I don't know what's "nuke keys".
Linux isn't a botnet by design, at least the linux kernel.
SystemD is a botnet. Other important linux components are botnet too.
Most distros have pretty trustworthy repositories
Trustworthy by who? Nobody should be trusted. Software distribution shouldn't be so centralized and non-anonymous like on linux.
also, you realise that windows downloads could be backdoored more easily than linux repos, at least if the repos have signed packages, you verify all keys, and force SSL.
you can do same on Windows, download with SSL or onion, then verify file.
For windows, if someone were in a position to MITM you, they could easily change the website to use HTTP rather than HTTPS (unless you have HTTPS everywhere or something like that) and then change the download.
They couldn't. I would notice there is no HTTPS. But it wouldn't happen anyway because I use TorBrowser which has HTTPS everywhere by default.