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Well, you guys will be proud of me. I've finally gotten settled in and comfortable enough with Slack that for the first time of ANY distro... I turned my Windows partition into my new /home partition...
Except for a couple of months at a time when I dual-booted a couple of PCs that had Windows preinstalled when I bought them, I've been Micro$oft-free at home for about 9 of the last 10 years. My machines are running Ubuntu, Mint, or Slackware.
Work is another story because my employer sells phone systems based on Windows Server (with a Linux-based hardware controller built in!). The desktop apps that we sell are only written for Windows (no requests from customers for either Linux or Mac as yet). I also use OrCAD, AutoCAD, and Agile Advantage as part of my job, all of which require Windows. So I dual-boot XP Pro (the only version of Windows that's even close to being good) and Ubuntu 10.04 at work.
Crunch time for me next year when Vista Support ends and I'm forced to either leave it unpatched, or uninstall. I'll be damned if I'm buying Windows 7! I should have got a free update considering how crappy Vista turned out.
You should change your title from "Microsoft free" to "Windows free". It is possible that you have software in the kernel or one of its modules on the harddisk written by Microsoft, since Microsoft is a contributor to the kernel.