Originally Posted by BajaNick
Yea, dont buy a computer with a pheonix bios, they have some Bull&^%$ alliance with microshaft to only allow vista to boot, or something like that.
Thats what you get when you have a crapload of money...
But, there is no way it would get anywhere. Microsoft would try to settle out of court, and if it actually made it to court, they would hire the best damn lawyer on the face of the earth. Not to mention the fact that the chances that the judge is unbiased and uses Macintosh is very slim...
Think about it, lets say you are a devout Windoze user and a judge, and someone sues Microsoft in your court...do you really think the prosecution would have a chance? Fair? No, not really, but true? Probably. And what exactly would you sue them for? Technical misconduct? Installation inhibitors? Integrated spy tools? Blackmail? Cruel and unusual punishment? Given all are true, but how do you prove it?
[side note] Microsoft would also fight tooth and nail to keep their source code under wraps. What if someone made a copy and made...Microwork? (something like microsoft but works a little). Linux source codes? Here you go! Its just a floppy with a text document on it, no big deal. Microsoft would appeal for a "violation of laissez faire". [/side note]