Re: MS is in decline, but Linux will never replace it
"I have worked in IT for years,"
In what capacity? Marketing?
"installing Linux on any platform/brand has always been a crap shoot."
What you should realise is that those of us criticising Windows but normally using Linux or other non-Windows OSs nevertheless have experience of Windows, usually over very many years. At the very least that consists of sorting out Windows problems for friends and family. So not only do we know how straightforward Linux installation has become these days, we also know all too well the on-going problems with Windows.