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I'd argue that the web, Android and iOS are the primary platforms that 'users' use.

Who uses Windows for native apps that are truly Windows exlusive? Even Microsoft Office is a web app now, it's on OSX and iOS, and can even be run on Linux if you're crafty enough. Windows-only games? Fewer and fewer.

I'd definitely argue that Windows is not a requirement, though going cross-platform is a bonus.

As far as giving MS credit, they have been open sourcing many of their projects, and playing a little nicer with the non-Windows ecosystem...

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