What I think is nice is that MS is only making money on things that take absolutely no innovation MS just takes Mac/Linux ideas, DRM it, add insane hardware requirements to make sure that theres no possible way anyone can benefit for it then patent it and claim it as their own. As for office they could always do a binary only method the way Opera and some Google Software uses, not that I would buy it or anything
As for things that are legal or not it amazes me that MS is considered a monopoly yet Governments do nothing about it, and when they do its forbidding them for bundling Windows Media Player or something like that rather then forcing them to disclose source code so projects such as ReactOS can improve compatibility.
I think that the US economy is ignoring how other countries are innovating new technology (Such as Japan) and instead seem to buy things with just about 0% Innovation (Vista, iPhone, and Smartphones) and little functionality over previous versions. As long as consumers are willing to spend the money companies will keep barley improving their products and adding restrictions. Either
1. The economy will crash and consumers will have little money to spend on technology (Not good)
2. Consumers will learn about DRM and boycott it and non-open standards (good)
3. Legal action will be taken ageist DRM and software patents and Linux will grow without legal fear (Good but unlikely due to the fact that most people in congress are not programmers)
Before Microsoft starts loosing profits left and right. And consumers loose confidence and start buying Macs and Linux-installed computers.