Seems that I heard that profile message in the past, but I forget where. It does hold water though, because Windows is a PITA.
You can fully install, update the Linux & most all of your favorite apps & tools inside of 2 hours.
With Windows 7, if you have a fast SSD & ISP connection for updates, one may finish in a day. If it's a spinner, forget it, it's more like a weekend. You know, removing the junk software after OEM reinstall & all.
My wife has ran Linux for 2 years, though she did try Windows 7, didn't like it, so I put her on Mint & she loves it. She PC illiterate, so it's best to have a Linux OS, that way no worries about clicking onto to something stupid. Yes, in your part of the world, as well as in Africa, there are many more Linux users than in the US. Lots of children uses Ubuntu & Edubuntu in schools.
These folks here are brainwashed, thinking that just because something's free, it's no good. When I show them my Linux MInt installs, they act surprised. Most all were expecting to not see a browser, just a session of all of the green numbers, what year are they in? I've converted a few to Linux over the last couple of years, but it's hard. There's a difference between showing your wife, who's at home & your friends, who may live miles away. I send them to the forums.