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.