Changes in network configuration would, of course, cause MS Windows to "lose" the network, but so would the alignment of the stars, as far as I could tell.
One minute the MS network is working, the next 1 - 24 hours you're trying to figure out why it isn't. And MS is so helpful after failing to find a troubleshooting solution offers to search online for a solution. If MS could go online I wouldn't need help or those ridiculous non-helpful event messages.
Linux is moving towards a ease of use interface. What you point out and the article author fails to note, is that you can still write scripts, edit a configuration file, install a package, read helpful error messages to re-establish a connection, or fix a problem.