Re: Who ate all the pis
MS lobbies* the government to push MS in schools, MS basically gives away software to schools, employers get people who only know MS software (thus nothing about computers) and so employers buy MS, as do their employees as this is all they know. It's a great little marketing scam.
In a true democracy the government would enact whatever was in the best interest of the people, not who supplied the most recent perk.
It also must be remembered that MS opposes F/OSS and any attempt to use open standards.
*The polite word for "bribes".