Many things Microsoft have done have been declared the end of the world (product activation anyone?) and it hasn't happned yet, or even seemed likely.
that WAS the end of the world until product activation cracks came out, the only people product activation stops now are a few lamers who don't know how to use a search engine. I guess this whole moniter thing might be the same as there will probally eventually be mods and cracks into getting windows to think you are using the correct moniter.
Similarly, Linux is different, and has a lot more command line functionality, making it seem more advanced, though after using PHLAK(The first Linux I ever used), I find it hard to believe it is any more difficult to use.
that is not really true, you must not know how little some people know about computers, try getting them to install gentoo or debian on their system.
My favorite operating systems from least of the top five to most favorite are MSDOS, Windows 3.1, Linux, Windows 98SE, and Windows 2000 Pro. 98SE and 2000 Pro are about tied in my book, and I grew up with DOS, so I just love it.
MSDOS? I don't think that qualafies as an operating system
, it is just a cheep knockoff of unix, and it is not even multi tasking