Microsoft wants to control us, but we control them
News.com: Microsoft: Asia not playing fair over OS
Microsoft complaining about fair competition?
What is the government? Us. The people. (Okay, not so much in China, but still) If the people (the consumer, the market itself) elect a government that decides we would benefit from an alternative operating system that we can use to access critical government services and the Internet to communicate with the global community, where does Microsoft get off thinking that that's unfair?
Microsoft should look into the reasons WHY Asia wants to do this. If Microsoft offered them quality product at an affordable price under reasonable conditions, I don't believe they would be considering this.
I presume Microsoft believes it offers a quality product, affordably priced under reasonable conditions, so they should have nothing to fear. The only reason they should worry is if they know their offering is not as good a value as it could be.
No wonder Microsoft is worried.