I guess now we see why Ballmer had to go. It would be way too much losing face for Microsoft otherwise.
Microsoft of all people, now has to rely on Linux to keep them relevant and help them fight against Apple and the rest, shows what people have suspected for a while.
That their enterprise market is shrinking fast, they have no mind share outside of it, panic, fear and desperation has set in among their rank and file which are stretched very thin. But more importantly, put on a fair level playing field, Microsoft will lose.
I hope Microsoft comes around and conducts themselves in a more dignified way and at least stop their Patent extortion racket.