Please enumerate in detail exactly how Windows 8 has handed Linux an opportunity on a silver platter. I am not a windows appologist, but at the same time, I do have a Windows 8 machine. It works. I do not have any issues with it. I use it for my gaming rig, home development for Java and Python, and random office use and browsing thrown in for good measure.
I have no issues using it, and it works well. Did I make tweeks to the UI to have it do exactly what I want? Sure, but who doesn't tweek those settings? I go right to the desktop. I can use all my old programs from XP and 7 without issue. My old hardware devices work.
So I am interested in exactly what you see as broken in Windows 8 that is handing Linux this platter?