Oh my goth I really don’t get it. There are people who think it’s bad and ‘monopolistic’ for Microsoft to be an all-rounder tech company, say, if they’re making their own hardware (PC) and make Windows exclusively for it. However they would think it’s great or perfectly fine for Apple to be an all-rounder tech company who made Mac OS X vendor-locked with their Macintosh machines only all this time. Isn’t that a bit biased to say Apple can do that while Microsoft can’t? Isn’t it a bit unfair too for Microsoft here? As far as I can remember, the same hate sentiment towards Microsoft also once happened to IBM as well, when they still have the PC division with them. They made OS/2 for their PC platform (which they already lost control on their own platform by that time) and gained the “Big Blue” moniker for trying to be an all-rounder (they’re a long-running company after all). Well, it wasn’t hate until some people came up with the 3B (Big ‘Bad’ Blue), implying that IBM is an evil company.