in my opinion this author is off-topic on their chosen topic
it is not about microsoft vs linux or vs apple (tyranny)
or that every product has its up side and down side (relativism)
the simple fact is that users fall into to board groups: market dependent and market independent
the market dependent group are those will little or insufficient knowledge and buy according to environment (advertising or circle of friends) e.g., get what your friends and family have since they will be you network of support
the market independent group are those who have sufficient competence (knowledge and skill) to be independent. Linux folk will typically fall into this group. Of course, if a market dependent person goes to Linux they have a high probability of failing and returning to Windows or Apple unless they can get support to make the transition by leaning the basics of their new environment (which is getting less and less).
Can who say goodbye to Micorsoft is not about your OS of choice its about you and the competence you bring, or cannot bring, to the table.
the computer has always sat on the table, except if it's a netbook, smartphone, tablet, or a very light laptop.
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