MATLAB also works in Linux. I even got my free university version (has to activate in a weird way) working with some fiddling in code.
I have to use SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and CATIA V5 for my school, and Photoshop Lightroom for hobbies, so I understand the need for Windows. But as some people mentioned, you can run those in a VM inside Linux so you get to play doorman.
You just have to decide whether or not you really care. If you don't really care about Windows spying then roll on as-is, but there are some sort-of solutions if you're willing to set it up. You could also bounce back to Windows 8.1, or VM 8.1. The spying there was only sort of egregious.