Regarding: ““there will come a point when they can’t get free copies of Office 2007 or Longhorn SE.” They’re not entitled to free copies of anything. They have to pay for it like any other fair person. If you want to be a thief then well and good - however, don’t use that premise as an excuse to switch OSs. You come across as a spoiled little brat when you do.” IMO, I stand somewhere in the middle. Someone’s work shouldn’t be free and we should pay for it, but if you’re like me and own four computers in one household, those licenses add up! I believe you should be able to buy once, have and original disk and legit serial but able to install it on as many computers as you own. Just an idea (and it may be a bad one), for Bill’s protection, they could use an I.P. check that can be used to validate all the PCs being in the same househould. For static IPs, it would have to validate the IP against the ISP’s IP database. I believe open source is the way of the future but much needs to be develped if it is to be targeted to average joe at home. It amazes me how many people are just managing to use Windows (of course they’ll invite over for dinner once in awhile and slip in a, “by the way I’ve meaning to ask you, how do you…?” I’m sure most of us in this forum have experience this in one way or another. Like Mac, they are a uniquely different OS than Windows, but many find Mac pretty easy to learn. And that’s what we need, a unique OS that’s easy to use/learn. And I’m sure that with time it will be available, hopefully before we are all screaming “help us out of this Microsoft nightmare!”.