How about the geeks mob a bulletin board somewhere and build a new Free and Open Source Fantasy Roll Playing Game?
Who cares if SIWDCoCh is rolled on 1d20 (1 & 2 being handicaps, 19 Being extra stats with an achilles heel, and 20 being godlike stats.), or a 3d6 (oh, wait, probably copyrighted). And please, let's let the monk class be their original badass selves?
P.S. You only get +2 initiative for a chain mail bikini, m'kay?
Do you think you could teach your mother how to use a CLI FTP application to log into moz's servers to download a better browser than MSIE? My mom loves FF (even if I don't like it), but I would be damned if I could teach her that trick. Heck, even Lynx would confuse her.
BTW, I have been using the net since '84. I used to dial up my local community college, use their link to the univerity 150 miles way, and use corral.uwyo.edu's LYNX browser to go chat at cleveland.freenet.edu. Trust me, I probably know the guts of this kludge we call the internet better than you.
But my elder parents, wouldn't have a clue. Neither would yours unless they are freakishly brilliant, or you're still a teeny-bopper.
Either people are getting short memories, or this is the same suit we were hearing about in the 90s.
Yes, even back then Microsoft's competitors wanted M$ to have to un-bundle windows and IE. Suits were filed, some settled, some lost, but the fact of the matter is, M$ still distros IE with Windows.
Then the competitor browsers wanted a free ride in on the operating system too. Such a load of crap. That also didn't amount to a hill of beans. If they had put firefox on the CD, then chances are the addition of a GPL browser, would have caused a lawsuit trying to make MS open source all of windows. Ain't gonna happen.
Fact of the matter is, if you don't get a browser with your OS, you won't be able to download anyone elses browser to get away from IE.
Do you think I support MS? Hell no, I am using Opera!
Do you think I like FireFox because I use Opera? Hell no, FF is a shambling pile of bloatware compared to Opera.
Do I think it's right for any one group to demand what another group does with it's product? Hell no, I'm a libertarian!
So let's move on from this stupid, insipid, smegmatic attack on how M$ chooses to sell their stuff.