The thing is... what threat? I was reading on Slashdot a day or two ago that Microsoft now had the highest share of the server market anyway.
Better idea: they're making people dependant. The next release will be insanely expensive. Take a look at what happened with Office: Small Business Edition use to be $129, now it's a whopping $249; people buy it because they're dependant on Office.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20060130 Donzilla/1.1PR1 (WML/1.3)
Laptop: HP Compaq nx6325 - Turion 64 X2 @ 2GHz, 2GB DDR2, 100GB HD, ATI Radeon X300, 15" LCD, Seven Pro
Handheld: Palm Treo 650 - Intel PXA270 @ 312MHz, 10MB RAM, 32MB flash, 2.7" LCD, Palm OS 5.4