The more I research, the more corrupt and shady and manipulative the microsoft megacorp is proving itself to be. And I absolutely HATE vista, which came preinstalled on my laptop. This overloaded, buggy, DRM-laden, incompatible-with-everything, crapware-saddled joke of an OS has been nothing but errors and headaches from the very beginning. And I highly resent having my activities remotely monitored against my will with what is essentially a built-in rootkit, being forced to submit to their invasive, police-state effort to "combat piracy."
anyway, the point is, I don't want to give these people any more of my money and I want to be able to have a choice in what is installed on my computer. I thought about getting a mac, but honestly, apple is almost as bad as microsoft as far as business practices go.
The biggest tech nerds are all about Linux. Apparantly that's what the government uses, which says alot about its security.... and it's free.
Anybody else had it with the windows/mac two-party system?