Hey, Microsoft is evil. They have been for decades. They have been allowed to get away with it all that time. After the Clinton admin had them on the ropes, the Bush admin let 'em off.
The biggest problem I have is with their Operating System division. The OS is the foundation for all that we do, and it is there where I think they abuse their monopolistic position the most. I hate to see it, but we are almost all victims. If I don’t use Windows, I can’t run the other apps I depend on and rely on. Same with consultants, businesses, etc. We need to have a common platform or platform independent apps. The Java promises have not lived up to the hype, and Linux is so “forked” and the Linux community so full of elitist techno-snobs that I’m not sure regular users will ever warm up to it.
Couple that with Novell and other companies selling out to MS for money, and you can see that greed aids their cause.
We really do have ourselves to blame, at least in part. Lemmings. Lambs to the slaughter.