"I suggested on Monday that Dell should acquire Red Hat to build its software business with open source. While there is a range of valid concerns about such a move, perhaps the biggest complaint was, "What if Microsoft doesn't like it?"
This concern seems to be all-conclusive for some, but I'm not sure why. In case no one has noticed, the days of kowtowing to Microsoft's desktop dominance are, or should be, over. Apple is the best example as to why."