PC World has the article How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop.
Both Windows 10 and Chrome OS are embracing the Linux kernel and the software that runs on it.
This might be enough to get me to finally switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Ironically, it was my failure to realize I had to delete my virtual Linux machine from Windows 7 before I went to Windows 10 and reinstalling Linux that made me switch back to Windows 7. However, knowing Microsoft, I might just keep my virtual machine around long enough to see how badly Microsoft mucks up its version of Linux.
When I worked at Digital Equipment Corporation we had our own version of MIT’s X-windows. I jokingly called it our value subtracted version.