wtf_man, yes you are right.. I was only speaking hypothetically. Put the conversation into context. We are talking about if Windows will become free. I doubt it and I said my reasons why.
A business model where MS would get revenue from advertising (like Google), for example, instead of charging for Windows should be viewed as experimental and imo, very risky for MS.
Also, Google's OS (Chrome) is a joke compared to Windows. Linux can never succeed on the desktop like Windows has for many reasons. I'll state a few:
There really is no standard Linux OS. Linux is just a kernel. Each distribution has a different setups and ways of doing things. That makes it very hard to support.
Linux suffers from a chronic case of 'dependency hell.'
Linux suffers from a constantly shifting software base. This relates to my first reason.. Standards are established and then quickly move and change. For example, the Linux kernel had some changes that immediately made ATI's driver incompatible. This almost never happened with Vista or XP to my recollection but happens regularly with Linux or Xorg or with compiz, etc etc.. Then Linux fanatics blame ATI for not updating the driver but the real cause was the kernel change(s).
Perpetual debt is slavery.