Always eager to capture every possible aspect of the market they already dominate, Microsoft has been posting user surveys to individual Linux users and Linux User Groups soliciting feedback on how Microsoft can improve Windows.
If imitation is the best form of flattery then I guess this is the strongest acknowledgement from Microsoft you will see that Microsoft accepts that Linux does have advantages over Windows. Microsoft is obviously worried that it may lose market share (if it is not already) to Linux if it can’t add/support similar features that Linux already has (how about security, reliability, and price for starters?)
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, hey Bill? 🙂