Like many of you, I had no issues with monitors for years until around 2010/2011 when LED screens started to be introduced to the masses.
I'm 31 and have hopped around many OS's over the years, was predominantly Windows from 95 up to 7, then decided to give OS X a try. Within a few days, I noticed my lovely new iMac was giving me headaches and eye strain. I now discover that PWM/Temporal Dithering may be the culprit.
I am now using Windows 10 on a Dell U2414H Monitor, I can use it for hours at a time with no irritation at all. As I am quite short-sighted the DPI has been bumped up to 125% and mouse pointer has been set to large. All text is easy to read and the whole UI is larger than default which is great for me.
I would love to switch over to Linux - however I would like to know...
Do any DE's offer the same function as DPI scaling in Windows?
Is there a simple way to disable Temporal Dithering? (I am a Linux novice but after looking around online it seems editing a line in the xorg conf file should do it).
I also use standard Intel GMA integrated graphics - I know that Ubuntu has an official Intel driver available - when I installed this it did make a little difference, but there was still a slight flicker that does not happen in Windows 10, with the same Monitor and PC being used.