Sorry, @Dngrsone, that you didn't understand that my analogy was to illustrate basing decisions on principle, and instead took it to NOT be an analogy, but a statement of fact that m$ pays slave labor to its employees. Sorry, too, that you think other companies--according to you, the computer hardware companies I use--have been sued for illegal business practices like m$ has. If you'd like to list them, feel free! Last I heard, m$ was in a class of its own when it comes to anti-trust litigation, illegal tactics to create a monopoly, having the Department of Justice involved, etc. And, yes, m$ is indeed worried--very worried. And they should be. Their bloated, overpriced, inferior products aren't selling, while LINUX-based Android products are being activated at an astonishing rate--MUCH, much higher than anything m$ has ever seen in its entire history. The fact that m$ is now contributing to Linux and talking about offering Linux versions of its software is pretty good proof that they're scared. They want in before it's irrevocably too late.