I was pulled into linux (rather sucked in) when I sat up my home studio. My MS box had a few demo versions of software on it, and obviously it did not do the job I needed it to do. So off the the shops.
After getting the hardware I needed, the budget was sorely lacking for software. I had 2 choices. Linux or warez.
Took me a while to get used to linux, but I can now do everything I used to do in Windows, but more efficient, and more stable.
MS is a good all round OS. Sometimes you just need a specialist to do a special job