I just ran across a Microsoft KB article that I thought was interesting.
Microsoft KB Article ID 314458, Revision 2.0, December 14, 2005
This article explains how to remove the Linux operating system from your computer and install Windows XP. This article assumes that Linux is already installed on your computer’s hard disk, that Linux native and Linux swap partitions are in use (which are incompatible with Windows XP)…
Hmmm… Is Microsoft having trouble with those new cheap computers that are shipping with Linux? 😉
Microsoft is probably not hurting much from Linux computer sales, but considering that a user educated enough to install Linux would also be able to remove it, the KB article must be targeting those who bought a computer with Linux preinstalled.
I bet those users feel pretty bad when they learn their $200 computer needs a $130 copy of Windows XP Home to make it work for them. 😀