"I know that buying a Windows machine is often the
least-expensive way to get a new computer. But please consider the
long-term view; it might save you a few dollars now, but it
reinforces Microsoft's lock on the marketplace, which will cost
plenty more over the long-term. Not only in prices, but in variety
and quality. Microsoft depends on lock-in to survive; a genuinely
competitive tech marketplace is what is best for us, and it is
Kryptonite to Redmond."