I agree with much of the criticism presented in the article.
I recently installed Linux Mint on my MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015). This after trying Ubuntu and Fedora unsuccessfully, both of which balked at the NVMe controller. Getting the Wifi working with Broadcom drivers was surprisingly easy, however.
Although I was eventually able to find and install close equivalents to software I use daily on MacOS, the overall desktop experience was lacking.
Wavebox is a robust app for managing multiple G-Mail (and other types of) accounts, available for Linux and other desktop OSes. Note: Annual fee for Pro edition.
Given the many people who favor Linux distros over Windows and Apple systems but still find it necessary to dual boot with a Windows OS on their PCs, it is apparent that only a small group of die-hard Linux (millions, though) users have totally given up their needs and desires for other systems, as attested by the many posts on Linux forums dealing with dual boot problems with Windows. Personally, I have a Windows OS that I keep on a separate hard drive for the few times a year I might need it, and because I have a phone license and system that will only work on Windows OS. That said, because there are certain features, such as iMessage, that will not easily sync between Linux and Windows and Apple, most people are understandingly unwilling to completely break from these two systems and completely embrace Linux, not to mention the fact that many businesses require the use of Windows. Linux is indeed in need of standardization, but Windows is itself suffering from being overtaken by Linux as businesses, Chromebooks, Android phones, etc., become more enamored of the powers of the Linux system.
"In fact, if it were possible to analyze every single piece of technology out there, Linux would almost certainly come out on top."
And at least for personal pcs, Linux distros are basically free, which is always attractive.