It's not evil, it makes total sense. Microsoft wants to kill off the old desktop, and the only way they are going to do that is to firmly push people into developing Metro applications. They aren't going to annoy their corporate customers who spend tens of thousands to millions in licensing fees, but the person who doesn't pay a cent to develop software is the perfect catalyst to get the ball rolling.
I don't see this is an attack on FOSS. I see this as Microsoft's only option if they don't want Windows 9 through 13 still having two completely different DEs bolted together.
Last edited by randomizer; 05-25-2012 at 11:58 PM.