microsoft and google walk into a bar.
microsoft demands to see everyones license and sue's everyone who doesn't have one
google gives everyone a free cookie and tracks them forever...
maybe microsofts learnt how the software ecosystem is working these days, free os wins consumers over from apple and gives them skype, windows live, internet explorer, bing search...
people use windows at work, a lot are resistant to learning a new os for their home machines so microsoft has a captive market.
they have a lot of ground to get back from apple, but they might make a dent in some pirate incomes.
it will be interesting to see the fine print, it's not april is it?