When Windows 10 came out it was a fairly complete disaster. It was hard to navigate and ran very badly on underpowered computers of the time.
Soon Chromebooks stole the show. They pretty much took over the classroom.
In the meantime there have been some changes, both in Windows itself and in its supporting hardware and hardware costs.
To attempt to regain the classroom market, Microsoft now has much improved versions which run on rugged and cheap laptops design for the classroom.
Those same laptops are also a draw for seniors.
Sufficiently large 64 gigabyte solid-state drives replace old clunky and slow hard drives. Ram is now four gigabytes as opposed to two. Faster processors are in place. Repairs will be less frequent and easier.
There's also one big benefit in that Windows 10 configures a printer just by plugging it in.
Now available at as little as $200, all this does make Windows a more attractive choice, despite all the things that still can go wrong with Windows.