Andrew suggests that people like me who dislike Microsoft are doing it for reasons of juvenile jealousy. Speaking for myself that's actually completely wrong, I dislike Microsoft because:
Once upon Bill Gates was someone I admired, but then I grew up. BTW, I am neither a graduate or young (unfortunately)
- Their attempt to force Windows adoption by releasing compilers with no MS DOS support long before Windows became a standard PC platform and there were still many, many, DOS users.
- The way they treated Stac Electronics in the '90s
- The poor quality of MS operating systems, IMHO it was not until Windows 2000 that Windows became of just about usable quality
- The fact that so much data is locked up in secret MS Office file formats
- and so on...