http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=84 This is the most disturbing MS news I've heard in a long while. I hate that stuff that FORCES an install on YOUR system, and you can't remove it. What's next, Microsoft yearly subscriptions in the hundreds of dollars? Has anyone been activley working on a FREE OS that is composed of the best customer ideas every year as updates? After this report, I'm really looking into Linux, and what applications will and won't work. So, a question. If we where seriously considernig the anti- Microsoft OS, that would either be absolutley free, or cheaper than hell at under $50's, with NO limits on system installs, no screen saves you can't remove, and all that other fun stuff, what would it look like? Would it take more than a month to program, and a year to test? If Microsoft tries to block other companies from supporting it with their power, could the OS work itself around that by working itself to be compatible with the most popular products? Opinions?