Never, ever trust Microsoft. They will bite your backside every time
Microsoft is never to be trusted.
It is a predatory company. It will devour everything in its path and will corrupt all in its wake.
Microsoft's goal is the death of Open Source or its capture.
The only way to prevent that is to never give this "company" any margin of acceptance.
People always want to assume the best in others, that is natural enough.
However, sometimes the reputation and history of something, is its truth.
Nothing about Microsoft has changed... It is on the ropes now, its market and energy is draining... keep it up with relentless pressure and it is just barely possible that this blight on the face of humanity can be relegated to the dustbin of history.
The metaphor of how this company operates has done its part to bring the US and most of the world to its knees technologically. They don't innovate anything, they destroy innovation in all that they touch. look at how they act. Are they a neighbor you want living next to you. When you hear kind and friendly words from them, look behind the words and know that they have a (figuratively speaking) 10 inch dagger just waiting to plunge into your Company's heart at the first moment of viable option.
Watch Steve, the chair throwing potty mouth and see the truth.
They realize that if they get a toe-hold on Debian and Ubuntu... They win.
Why else are they interested.
Microsoft is the proverbial "One Ring to rule them all"... and it is something that needs to be thrown into the fires of Mt Doom. Microsoft *is* entirely evil.
Point of proof... How many company's have they destroyed with Microsoft being all that is left standing when all is said and done.
Point of proof... Do you or Microsoft own the documents you create with their encrypted code in office products... They do... every time the code changes... you had best pay the piper or you can't read what you wrote.
Not archival, not by a long-shot.
Is that the world you want. Everything digital under their control.
Not a byte left unencrypted. Intellectual Property... from their point of view is a and the mechanism of destruction. They want to tax the universe that they did not create one way or another. Microsoft is All Or... Nothing is left standing without Microsoft as the overlords.
It stops when one is committed to just not using their contaminated code.
It stops when enough people say "No, not this time".
It stops when People see them for what they are, not how we would like them to be. Open your eyes. Is Microsoft what you like to see as the example of good behavior.
If not, take the effort, to use anything but Microsoft for digital anything.
Its OK to let Microsoft make Analog toasters... not much to corrupt there.
But if you see a digital toaster and you can't see the code... you know what they are up to.
Never take your eyes off of them.