At best there was some mild griping about it in tech circles.
To be fair, outrage in tech circles usually results in nothing but mild griping anyway. But the severity of the outrage is a matter of personal opinion. I remember quite a few people being very put out.
Actually it did.
*sigh* No. You rebutted an argument that you imagined. One that the OP didn't say:
He didn't say that trademarks aren't important.
He didn't say that Microsoft's trademark should now be revoked.
He didn't say that he dislikes Microsoft.
He simply said that at the time the trademark was issued it was for a generic term and shouldn't have been granted.
Regardless of what was thought about it way back when, Microsoft owns that trademark now.
No one is arguing that with you.