I love psychology.
I like linux. Mostly it works, and when it doesn't, usually I can fix it. It got a high performance cost ratio. And most of what I do can be done on it, and for the rest there is virtual box.
It seems that for Windows, that is an unacceptable position. To stay in denial you have to engage with a huge emotional narrative, about 'user experience' 'modern way to do admin' etc etc.
That's OK, but please, just because you have an emotional relationship with Windows, doesn't mean that's the only way to relate to software. For most of us who have been in on the game since before DOS, and OS is an OS, it will have strengths and weaknesses, quirks, and bugs, occasionally let us down badly but hopefully mostly just be there doing what its supposed to without us actually being aware off it at all.
I was a fan of DOS, and CP/M, because they brought computing to people who otherwise would not have had it.
I grew to like Unix, because it was an affordable multi-user server system.
I never saw the point of a GUI to admin a system. If you are good enough to admin, you are good enough to edit a text file.
But that of course is where psychology comes in. The Royal Nonesuch.. Windows flatters, to sell, Flatters that because you can fill in boxes in a gui you are actually doing admin.
At all cost the illusion must be maintained. The User (or the Used) must feel in control, empowered, even though the target market is too stupid to actually be let near the real guts of the system.
And so you make the system simpler to use, by removing all choice and replacing it with a system that second guesses what the user wants, and tells them they are stupid and stuck in the 70's if they don't.
Are you ready to admit you have spent a whole shedload of cash on a pile of steaming wombat turds?
Of course not. And now you are locked in.
Its not that linux is good, it's that windows is spectacularly bad. All chrome and tailfins on a tractor chassis.
Linux will outlast windows on the desktop, but the desktop wont last that much longer. The idiot market now fondles slabs: Eventually the application vendors will realise that linux is simply easier to support and port their apps to it and that will be the end of that.
I say that not because I am irrationally attached to linux, but because I've been in this game a long while. I saw the PC sweep the field because it was a better than than a mainframe and a terminal I see windows dying because its actually worse than the alternatives. It has a couple of good apps and legacy support. That's simply not enough.
Admit it. You stay with windows for emotional reason. You have bought into the bullshit and you cant bear to admit you have been had.