Re: Microsoft middle(nuisance)ware.
"I use both every day, and I can't deny that Windows 7 is far easier to use than Windows 10."
I use neither every day, and it's getting harder and harder to use them occasionally as they hide formerly obvious choices behind layers of crap.
Example: I reboot a laptop into windows and it gets really fussy about the wifi connection, connecting but constantly giving up on something that worked perfectly minutes earlier when the same hardware was running Linux.
Microsoft are not only getting less relevant, they're making it increasingly difficult to go back to Windows once you're using something else.