Well, the headline at ComputerWorld has it the other way around but you do not win when your customers sue you. The fact that the customer paid more to avoid your product than it normally cost to buy your defective product is not earning points in mind-share. The customer could not prove that M$ profited by the shenanigans but we know the partnership between M$ and the OEMs who push M$’s products profits every time the customer shells out more.
Customers, wake up! If you don’t like M$, stop buying their products. If the OEM forces you to buy M$, buy from another OEM and use FLOSS. Use GNU/Linux.