>>2488347>/g/ is loonix only
Look, you can set up a perfectly respectable MinGW toolchain, Qt, CMake, etc. and compile lots of stuff on an average Windows machine. Python works fine, Perl, man most stuff will compile to Windows without too much effort unless you hand code some XLib shit like a mong.
Linux is good for 1.) beginner developers and 2.) people who want a computer to do some really specific technical thing ludicrously well (esp. servers and special purpose distros) and 3.) non-standard hardware that is more powerful than an 8-bit nigger tier microcontroller and also has reasonable documentation OR reasonable development libraries.
Setting up a dev toolchain on Windows that isn't Visual Etwas (you DO value not being trapped in a proprietary systrm, right?) is harder than it needs to be, probably 3x harder than getting Linux to work and devving on there. Otherwise, Windows will work for a bunch of normal stuff, even for devs.