Have you ever wondered what the cost is to MS of all the security flaws in Windows? How many MS employees are dedicated to developing security patches? How much of the MS public relations budget is spent trying to make Windows look good? What is the effect on the morale of MS employees in the face of all the criticism heaped on Windows? I am sure these costs make up a significant portion of the price paid by computer manufacturers for Windows installed on their systems. Which of course means that in addition to the frustrations faced by Windows users, they have to pay for the "privilege".