userfriendlyness and market shares.
I was talking to a friend of mine and after a long conversation we finally decided that really the only reason people see windows as "user friendly" is because their 5 friends use it. Ignore the fact that Windows really isn't any friendlier than a nicely setup X environment. Anyone with a decent DOS background could end up with Linux/*Nix just fine. It seems that MS's main goal is to get that market share then keep it. I hear people talking about Linux dominating the market. I don't ever want to live to see that day. Because then the operating system we all love will end up becoming just as commercialized as Winblows. RIght now with about 5-10% market, Linux is free to do whatever it wants. If we ever hit 60% market, we become slaves to the users. Ultimatly what Microsoft does won't kill Linux/Apache... The life of Linux/Apache will probably outlive Microsoft.