For those of you who fear that Microsoft will one day take over the world, good news! Apple now sells one laptop in six. Rather a dramatic growth in its market share.
I’ve never subscribed to the evil-Microsoft-monopoly perspective, but I do tend to view their products as inferior. I’ve been a Firefox user for years now, and I just recently went over to the Linux side–specifically, to Ubuntu. So I don’t really feel a lack of alternatives these days in particular.