themaffeo wrote:
If this was the case, I would see this as being a larger contender for MSFT than Linux.  Mom and Dad (or Grandma and Grandpa) want a computer that works like a tv; Turn it on, press a few buttons and you get the stuff you wanted.

I feel that you're living in the past.  i'm not sure how many people want this anymore.  I feel that it'd be less than 1% of computer buyers.