Microsoft isn't so much evil as irrelevant to me.
Twenty years without Redmond at home, working on my tenth year of no Redmond professionally. Anybody who thinks they HAVE to run/support/whatever Microsoft products is deluding themselves. You don't have to put yourself through the daily headaches if you don't want to. FOSS works. Try it, you might like it.
 Except the lone, air-gapped Win2K machine that runs ACad2K ... and all that should be transferred to a more FOSS-friendly CAD system by Spring.