I disagree with a lot of what is being said here, especially about "choice" and FOSS. While it has come along way in support, FOSS which in this case we might as well say Linux because that's what is being referred to, still has compromises to make and "learning to live with" situations. You can't reasonably say otherwise unless we're only referring to users who surf the net and play mostly web games and the small selection of fully Linux-supported games. There are plenty of situations in which being on Linux means having to deal with workarounds or lack of choice. We're being held hostage? I'm honest to God not seeing how. If you're a business relying on applications that require Windows, you're still on Windows 7 or, worse, XP or earlier. None of these new "problems" are going to affect you for years to come unless you have a very brave IT department and CEOs willing to be an early adopter with all the technical issues and expenses that come with it. At home, you're really not forced into anything and no one can make you change. Many of you still proudly tout you're on XP and MS can kiss your behinds..so why are you so vocal about an OS you're not even going to use? If you're against the direction MS is moving in, why are you even bothering with XP? Move to Linux and "stick it to 'em". I love my privacy and I love choice, but I also know MS can't invade my head and control my brain, nor can they drive me out to Best Buy and point to Windows 8 saying "Buy..NOW!". They are not likely to change their direction unless Windows 8 absolutely bombs. But if you think this new way of thinking and direction will only be implemented by MS, you're going to find out differently I'm sure. I see Apple and even the "top dog" Linux distros dipping their toes in the waters of cloud computing soon. Feel free to disagree of course, but I personally think this particular instance is one of those mountain vs molehill times and a discussion that will simply travel in a never-ending circle.