I had many years of using
I recommend you give using GNU/Linux a go if you have not allready.
Though many of the applications that run under GNU/Linux also have version that runs on MS Windows and although many run better as native GNU/Linux applications they are worth using under Windows if you are sticking to using MS Windows as Operating System.
New PCs with GNU/Linux pre-installed can be bought from DNUK but it is now even more focused on selling to companies rather than individuals. I also previously bought a PC from now dissolved EfficientPC in 2008
This page has often fallen out of date despite occasional updates but I hope is still be useful.
I now mostly use Linux as part of Android mobile OS or Sailfish OS from Jolla on my phone(s), and only use OpenSUSE on desktop within Microsoft Windows 10 and have a gaming PC from GJSComputers, and a MacOS MacBook Pro Laptop. Following Right to Repair campaigns with interest.
For many years I tended to use KDE applications, such as Kmail, Konqueror and Kword, with GNU/Linux.
For making a local copy of a website I have used WinHTTrack
Putty (SSH/telnet) if you find your self needing to login from an MS Windows box into a server to get command prompt but I tend just to ssh via OpenSUSE within WSL.
If you wish to create PDF files from any windows application that prints the use PDF Creator
If you are fed up typing try Dasher (but for me was just a brief novelty
I used to use CDex CD ripper but it no longer seems under development.
Under MS windows I used VLC player
I have used the Audacity audio recorder and editor.
I have in past used Media sharing software (P2P).
TuxPaint is fun (for kids).
Often programs come as compressed zip archives these can be opened with the free 7zip.
Filezilla for file transfer
To let you computer do some work while you are not and maybe want you computer to simulate folding proteins in it's spare time and help advance human knowledge:
GNU/Linux is the way to go.