: "Does that mean that Linux was here first?"
Well, if you're talking about as an OS, then yeah. The first Windows OS was Windows 95, while Linux was first released to the public in 1991.
As for those who are saying that Linux is difficult to set up... have you actually tried it lately?
I just got a new laptop, which I planned to dual-boot Windows 7 and Linux. It took something like 8 hours to get Windows up and running due to difficulties in installation (Windows kept saying it needed a driver for the DVD drive, but what it really meant is that it wanted to be installed from a USB drive), drivers that weren't automatically installed (which was pretty much all of them), and installing software to actually be able to do anything.
Ubuntu Linux, on the other hand, installed in under 30 minutes, with no problems recognizing the hardware and installing the correct drivers, and with no need to install any additional software to make the system usable.
So... Linux hard to set up? Only if you're still living in the 90s.