I am returning to more regular use of Linux on a gaming laptop and in addition to what is available at WineHQ, someone I met in-game told me that Lutris
is very useful in getting WoW 8.3+ to run under Mint. You might want to check it out.
The new gaming laptop I got late last year came with Windows 10 Pro which I have not given access to the internet until I can delete or disable most (all?) of the unwanted telemetry and crapware that comes with Windows 10. One or two articles I have read suggest that Windows 10 can be installed and run completely offline, albeit with significant extra work. [Rule: NEVER choose the default or "Recommended" installation method for any M$ product if there is an "Advanced" install option available.]
Since my experience with Linux on my own machines has been limited to using Ubuntu 4.1 to 10.4 LTS as a means of having a *nix platform when I did not have one at school or work. As a result I am very interested in other responses to your question.
Just about every kind of non-gaming software I need or want to use is available for Linux, including things such as Libre Office or Open Office, all kinds of software development tools, and a better set of system or network administration utilities than what is readily available for Windows platforms.