> I don't use Windows because I'm "forced to", I use it because it works well, everything runs on it, it supports just about everything in the PC business, and its cost is so low, it might as well be free.
I have known plenty of people that use Windows because they think they are forced into it. This idea goes all the way back to the 80s.
They would still think that way if not for tablets. Tablets look just different enough to the untrained eye to get people off of their "must be DOS compatible" fixation.
That wedge helps undermine the longstanding FUD that average people need to run WinDOS so they can run unecessarily bloated applications that are really meant for professional secretaries.
Windows is still a malware magnet. This is enough of a motivation for "average people" to seek out alternatives.