I actually don't really hate Bill (though I understand why some do).
You do? You understand why some people "hate" a guy that has created thousands of jobs, a wildly profitable US company, and is doing more to help the global effort against AIDS and hunger than (most likely) any other individual on earth? So the OS isn't the best and they aren't great about adhering to open standards or publishing their source code... Hate is isn't felt by any sane person towards Bill Gates.
IANAL but i'd treat this in exactly the same way i'd treat a letter from walmart saying i underpaid on a dvd. i'd laugh a bit while i crumpled it up and threw it away. not to mention that microsoft has no sway over these people anymore. cut your losses and fire whoever in payroll screwed it up.
no, that would not be nice. microsoft keeps food on the table for thousands of families and they're a relatively profitable US company at a time when we don't seem to make much of anything here.. i hope they realize their folly and make a great/lucrative OS the next time.
Coke down south has became the unofficial name for Carbonated Soft Drinks.
not sure who started this rumor but as a former southerner from the heart of coke-land (atlanta) i'd like to clarify that if we want a sprite we ask for a sprite. we do, however, tend to call any vending machine that serves a liquid a coke machine.
I never begrudged Ubuntu (or Linux in general) for having a bug related to a problem that was largely the fault of the hardware manufacturer. What did piss me off, however, was the fact that a bug that affected most new laptops and threatened to shorten their lifetimes dramatically wasn't plastered all over ubuntu.com in huge red font. We'd have never given Microsoft this much leeway.