This is patently, provably FALSE
MS goes out of their way to NOT to break APIs. My ancient ATI netbook can run Windows Vista graphics drivers on Win 10. MS only breaks driver API when massive kernel/underlying APIs demand it. ex. 98->NT, XP->Visa.
Now contrast that with Linux. Linux kernel devs are openly hostile to binary blob drivers so they make no attempt to preserve ABI stability. I've see this happen multiple times with ATI binary drivers in GNU/Linux and when I was running cyanogenmod on my phone.