What can the average Windows 8 user do to influence the future of the Apple or Windows operating systems? Sure, Linux users can submit applications and contribute intellectually, but Windows users have a "Release Preview" edition that is pretty much set in stone as to the final product.
I've got to say, I feel a little trapped sometimes with all the "Good CEO/ bad business, bad CEO/great business" stuff.
Steve Ballmer is richer than I am and probably has a nice car and a really nice home. Sometimes when I'm soaking electronic parts in a factory, and he is waving his arms and kicking footballs across a stage on TV, I really start to wonder about my choices. I guess that is why I seem to be a fan-boy all the time. But I'm not.