You are saying that Microsoft is doing absolutely nothing to stop me to use Linux. And look you are right. Despite the fact that my university teaches nothing about Linux, and despite the fact that it is almost impossible to purchase a consumer level without
Windows, here I am typing this up on an open source web browser running on an open source operating system.
You see that bothers me. You are going to say, "because Linux isn't ready for the desktop", or "because they don't care".
That's frankly, a bunch of crap. I am using Linux AS my desktop and many people are. And we are power users. Linux does what we want and does it better then Windows did.
And people care about Linux. If they didn't, I wouldn't have the 20 members required to start a funded organization on campus. By the way, I found twenty members in half an hour walking around the CS department. There was a LATENT interest in Linux among the
CS students. I didn't spark it, I just unleashed it.
Here you are debunking the assumption you just made yourself.
To Microsoft, a computer is a tool to steal as much money from society as possible. To me, a computer is a tool for social change, to fix the world, and to show people unreached or unknown possibilities.
And you hope to achieve this by posting about how Microsoft is evil in a Microsoft forum?