Not really sure how anyone can get upset over MS's old products - have you not been able to use them throughout the years? The only Windows OS I feel MS ever mistakenly put out was WinME - it's the only piece of absolute garbage I've seen from them. Everything else works pretty much as advertised. Would you have rather not used any MS operating systems until you could use Windows 7? Then you'd be completely new to the world of computers unless you used linux or Mac. I just don't get what people are so upset about - they've helped bring computing to the mainstream. They've nudged hardware developers to get us faster and faster parts and pieces. If it wasn't for Microsoft you'd be playing a game of Photoshop on your Mac right now.