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What I meant was that as long as Microsoft continues to suck up all the air in a room, not only do your customers feel suffocated, but so do all the businesses trying to survive.
The current Microsoft has a business model that tends to wait for someone else to innovate then it tries to figure out how to make it theirs, only better.
What the world wants is a really really good operating system. Not a ho hum OS ten thousand add ons built in. By clean I mean stripped down to work as an OS only--a framework on which to build what you want. Spin off any businesses that make that part. Let them compete in the open market without the advantage of the OS and all your lawsuits will go away.
For starters, my list of removable modules would be:
SECURITY (Except you need to make the OS intrinsically secure, like remove the Active-X and other perforated hack heavens.)
Probably more, but the idea is to make a modular system that people can customize with third party devices and programs to their liking. This implies that you need to be more open in your architecture so that music for example will all work with the same format or at least allow your formats to be read/written by third party devices.
The problem is you want it all and, well, your customers, or at least this customer does not want you to provide it all.
You can still offer bundled versions with all the Microsoft bells and whistles, but your resellers want to offer third party bundles too. Its called capitalism and free market economics.
(Bounced given the whole anti-DRM thing. Does anyone actually give Apple crap for Quicktime and iTunes? And if you removed the registry from Windows, well. . . it wouldn't be a good thing.)