It might be worthwhile to force PC manufacturers to offer the option to buy a PC without an OS.  That way, the *nix crowd will STFU about the 'Windows Tax'.  They are going to be a bit disappointed, however, when they see how little of the price is going towards Bill Gate's stash of monacles, tophats, and cigars.

It seems to me that the EU is a bit too OCD about windows, lately.