I have a number of questions for Mr. Balmer. 1. What is with TCPA and Palladium? It comes off as a very Orwellian attempt to control access to applications and media. I can somehow see this being intertwined with Microsoft's fingerprinting technology. Let us not forget that Microsoft is integrating Belgian ID cards into Doze...VERY VERY creepy. A hardcore Christian friend of mine says it's very much like the end times prophecy in the bible. 2. Why do you have such a problem with Linux. I can assure you that it does not violate software patents. I am very very sorry that it's competition...we all know MS hates competition. What is extremely disturbing is that you condoned an anti-trust case against the open source community. A case in which the plaintiff tried (and probably still is) to assert that open source products were rigging prices by providing software for free. Do you think it's wrong that these programmers are giving things away? Not everything is trade Mr. Balmer...get the (I need to watch my language) over it. 3. Why is Microsoft trying to patent emoticons? It's not like your company invented the concept you tit. 4. Why did Microsoft try to patent FAT? The above. 5. Why does Microsoft try to patent everything in an attempt to dip their fingers in everyones preverbial "Kool-aide". If anything this seems like fixing the market. 6. Why don't you shove the (I need to watch my language) off you (I need to watch my language) piece of (I need to watch my language)? And one little comment. Copyright infringment is a private matter not a criminal matter...you just like it to be criminal so it costs less to prosecute.