(take 2) The fact that most desktop computers run a variant of the Microsoft Windows operating system should be seen as the sound repudiation of the conventional wisdom that it's good to "go with the herd", that the masses know what's good for them.

@lightweight The masses didn't have a choice. This was made clear by the antitrust findings of fact.

@lwriemen yes, to a great extent I agree... although I fault the gov't & business entities who've failed to recognised the existential threat this situation poses. It's a failure of leadership. Here's more detail: and

@lwriemen and, of course, it's ultimately the fault of the Microsoft Corporation, which should be shunned for its entire history of abusive exploitation and other unethical behaviour.

@lwriemen that said, also to blame is the construct of the public corporation, which inevitably tends towards evil -

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