After Microsoft successfully used Restricted Boot to make dual-booting Linux distributions and Windows 8 on newer desktop and notebook computers a painful adventure.
And after the company successfully locked out Linux distributions from ARM tablets running Windows RT, any bad news streaming from Steve Ballmer’s office is sweet music to my ears.
So the company lost close to US$1 billion because of poor sales of its tablet platform. Good news. If it had not used an anti-consumer agreement to lock out Linux from that platform, many Linux users would have been buyers of some of that excess inventory.