First what makes me glad to be using Linux is that the distro I use, Ubuntu, has a multiple desktop environment feature which means I can move an open program window to a different desktop that is not visible without switching to that desktop. The reason this makes me glad is that I am not ready to tell my family that I am an atheist. This feature just helped me hide my atheism from my sister for the last hour.
The story, I was responding to a comment on a discussion I posted and my sister comes into the living room so I can help her with something then sits next to me for the next hour. Fortunately I managed to shift the browser window with Atheist Nexus to the secondary desktop before she could see my screen. You may be asking "If you're keeping your atheism secret why are you visiting an atheist site in the living room?" The answer is that the router is there and my computers wireless card is broken and my Ethernet cable is to short to reach my room, even if it did it would probably be worse because they would still come in and I would have less time to switch the window to the other desktop.
I plan on telling my family in a few days as today I drive back to Erie, to go back to college, tomorrow I move into my campus apartment, and the day after I start classes and as such no family will be within 600 miles of me. Not that I am worried that they will cause problems I am just being extra careful.