Two out of three ain't bad.
Need I point out that QT has had cross platform OpenGL support for many years? In QT, this is mature, reliable, well integrated and easy to use.
Wow, +1 for the elegant analogy. You could extend that, and note that the incompetent boss is dead from the neck up.
...They have stopped trying to hold back change, because that outright failed....
No it didn't, you only have to look at Microsoft's balance sheet to know that. Microsoft will continue to do everything it possibility can to hold back change, for the simple reason that the status quo is that huge piles of profit continue to arrive every month for doing very little work. Microsoft will fight tooth and nail to maintain that status quo.
...I think Microsoft has gotten knocked down hard and learned a little humility. They now have to compete on merit, rather than just leverage their IBM-gifted monopoly to squash any competition....
Wrongo, Microsoft still makes 100% of its vast windfall profits from leveraging its monopoly. Still a monpolist, still no need to compete on the merits. The only thorn in Microsoft's nose at the moment is its inability to force its way into new markets. Please do not misinterpret this slight retrenchment as any kind of personality transplant, which is the only thing that can possibly exorcise the evil that was and still is Microsoft.
What I'd like from MS is an apology...
What I would like from MS is an apology and a big slurpy wet kiss on my asshole with plenty of suction. And then I still won't trust them, but at least my ass will be clean.
All very nice to hear about shiny new features, but I would be even happier to hear Mozilla foundatation announce that they plan to fix the longstanding bug where 200 open tabs causes firefox to crash every two days or so.
Oh, also announce that the bug where keystrokes go to the wrong window will be fixed. Thxbai.
I was thinking, Facebook
We will see what you have to say about it when Ben Franklin brings out his cannons...
Ben Franklin... isn't he that guy who flew his kite in a lightning storm and survived?