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They are all totalitarian systems.
You are wrong. He wants to cut the budget of the Department of Defence by 15%, this will mean the funding of the wars will end.
See page 2 in his program
Starting from Vista, Windows runs as much as possible of the driver in userspace which means that if it craches it just restarts the driver resulting in a quick blink on the screen and you're back to normal.
Kind of! Process Explorer is a SysInternals program. SysInternals is a bunch of power user programs for Windows. While Process Explorer is GUI only you can instead use the command line alternative Handle.
That's a lot of text but you still didn't contradict the previous persons statement. Instead I think you used another definition of the word forced. Your definition is probably closer to something like "it was inconvenient to use something other than Microsoft". Forced is usually defined as physical coercion.
Your assertion that Microsoft was the only product on the desktop is also wrong and even if Microsoft provided the only product available, how is that their fault and not the rest of the market for not providing an alternative? Ultimately why do you assert that you have a right to have a choice between similar products? Usually the free market provides choice but if no one is interested in competing or providing your choice of product then what gives you the right to force them?
If you don't like bugs in your software then I recommend you run the final releases instead of the betas.
Your experience that the beta version of OpenOffice is more stable then the beta version of LibreOffice could be explained with that there is less development going on in OpenOffice.
Regarding the PDF issue I think it's too hard to hold this against Microsoft as they actually implemented support for PDF writing in Office 2007 but was threatened by Adobe with an antitrust suit if they didn't removed the feature. See this article and this Microsoft press response.
Besides, this shouldn't be a major issue for most users. As there are better ways of implementing PDF-writing support by installing a PDF-printer in the OS, for example using the free software program PDFCreator. This way all applications that can print can save to PDF-files. For efficient then implementing it in every program.
Your argument is sound but there is quite a notable exception. Sweden is ranked in the sixth place of countries with the fastest average connection speed. Yet Sweden is about three times larger than Germany and less densely populated with a total population of only 9 million citizens.
A smaller version of Battlefield 1942 was released recently, called Battlefield 1943, as an Xbox Live arcade and Playstation network game. I belived it's only four levels but it cost about $10. I believe that's the closest thing to a remake we have for now.