> It's interesting how we've moved from "Linux is junk" to "Linux isn't significantly better than Windows"
Just as an illustrative example - remember VHS versus Betamax. Betamax had somewhat better picture quality. But VHS had a killer feature (longer play time) that was useful for 99% of users who couldn't care less about 10% better picture quality. So VHS won easily.
Betamax lingered in a small niche of high-quality professional cameras where it continued to evolve (somewhat successfully).