I thought we were living in a post-PC world? Restricting Microsoft here would unfairly advantage Apple's continuing monopoly of tablets.
Microsoft, however, has the monopolies (plural).
Btw, here are the numbers to prove that the iPad is not a monopoly.
Wouldn't it be great if Windows only had a 65%-70% market share?
>Google doesn't have a monopoly on search,
Maybe you would like to look at a few real world numbers like these ones:
Let me know how easy it is to get enterprise to switch off the Office document formats or off of Windows.
As for tablets, sales do matter. The Kindle Fire sold around 5.5 million units. Android will be a strong player.
How do we know? Well, it's happening right now.
Our reservations about Apple should mirror those about Microsoft. Good design and UX are not excuses to be complacent. I highly suggest watching Cory Doctorow's recent 28c3 talk on "The Coming War on General Computation": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEvRyemKSg