Seriously, what the hell!? I didn't know Microsoft were doing that - I've been sitting here with all my potential movie-buying goodness, and Microsoft has been letting all of that potential profit disappear to their competition.
Well frikken done MS Marketing.
Here's the irony.
Years ago, a geek friend and me used to argue about what had caused Microsoft's rise to the top of the industry.
He reckoned that it was illegal practices. I disagreed; the illegal stuff really came later on and helped to keep them their position; what got them there in the first place, was some clever deals and the incredible ineptitude of the competition:
IBM did not have a clue how to sell OS/2 to the masses Apple blew billions (with IBM's help) trying to build a replacement for the old MacOS, but not before Steve Jobs had squandered his chance of global domination by producing over-priced, poorly specced, proprietary machines.
The problem was complacency and incompetence, and a few years down the line, the same friend of mine understands EXACTLY what I was trying to say back then, because he's now seeing the same problems with Microsoft.