I have always worked on the Windows, since 1995 (The year of our PC - Personal Computer). When my father purchased our first computer it came with Windows 3.1x installed. As a teenager (child times) - I did a lot of exploratory actions. One of my dad's colleagues, brings me some additional games with the Floppy Disk 1.44MB (diskette drive format style).
Windows were so compatible in multiple scenarios & perspectives, in terms of performance that time, that I think its interface was really unmatchable even for today! Some of the reasons that I see for currently general software development trends that are mainly written for Windows, it's because they started earlier, delivering the system at your Home, when no ones were taking actions.
In comparison with those who came later or after, Other Operational Systems (O.S) weren't so popular as Windows. Its Very Important to note here. That some product might perform better for some functions, when others don't, as your friend said.Sometimes we are caught by the times! In next years we are all facing the 5th revolution with A.I machines, and increase of Automation.
We are all must remain strong and do not machines suppress our creativity, but the opposite must be true.
Thank you for your post, Christopher!