Windows 10 is super slick, I have to give it to Microsoft, after the Windows 8 nightmare they manage to create a decent OS. That being said some people still find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. Some currencies around the world have crashed pretty hard with the Covid situation. $100 Dollars for a Windows license is a lot of money in certain parts of the world.
Even though my main driver at home is Windows 10 I will never love Windows as much as Linux, because of my adherence to the open source doctrines, and the inclusive nature of Linux. If you are a guy that mostly use your computer for browsing the internet, and if you are satisfied with Libreoffice, Linux is a no brainer. If you can afford Bitwig or Tracktion, and you dont need a huge VST ecosystem, Linux can also be for you. If you can get by with Gimp and Inkscape instead of Adobe then again Linux might also be for you.
I am personally watching the OpenPower iniative and RISC-V pretty closely and I hoping for OpenPower box to hit the market with an affordable price pretty soon, because the Chinese is definitly going to jump on this. The Chinese is pumping billions into Linux, with literally thousands of people working on it. Not just on distros itself but also a way to replace third party software. They dont trust anything from the West that not is not open, not with a virtual cold war between Chinese and the US and in some regards Europe.
Link to zdnet article