Thing to remember is /. is VERY bias anyway. They will not run most stories that are even slightly negative towards open-source. They have only just starting letting the 'not user friendly' stories though and only because it is such a big problem. Go try
and question the GPL and or Open source doctrine and see how much free speech you get then. Basically /. is one point of view and that one point of view isn't as simple as just Microsoft bad, Linux good but more complex, they have particular projects they
support and others that they dislike not to mention supporting licences. /. is also very business driven, instead of talking about open source from the view of individuals or the community they discuss it from the view of companies particularly those views
which benefit the OSDN and its shops.