What version of Linux did you install? (e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro) We can't help you until we know a bit more about your system. Also, what desktop environment are you using? (e.g. Plasma, GNOME, Cinnamon)
If I understand your question correctly, I don't think so. If you format the hard drive, you'll essentially be deleting any viruses on your hard drive. With that being said, a virus could potentially be lurking on the EFI system partition if you have a UEFI computer. If that is the case, you may...
I found Howdy a few weeks ago while browsing GitHub (that's what programmers do instead of Twitter). It is supposed to be a Linux alternative to Windows Hello. I installed it on my laptop yesterday in order to try it out. My impressions so far:
Easy to use if you are familiar with the terminal...
Starviewer: Alternative to the Aliza MS software earlier mentioned.
OpenOrienteering: Has a suite of orienteering software that runs on Linux.
I'm going to update the main list again, since it's been a while.
Depending on which phone you have, postmarketOS may be a good solution for you. Keep in mind, though, that on most devices pmOS isn't ready for daily driver status. If you want to buy a Linux phone, check out Purism's Librem 5 or Pine64's PinePhone.
Wine works great for the few programs that I run on it occasionally. 7-zip is a great program for archives and supports more formats than Ark, so I use it sometimes.
Thanks for that info. I did a cursory install and run of e-Sword for my teacher (who is contemplating Linux to speed up his...