It appears that your are a typical Windows convert who has been exposed to way too much Microsoft revisionist history and marketing. I do not mean this in a derogatory sense. Microsoft has expended untold Billions over the past 15 or so years to convince you that there is only one right way to look at and do things, and that is Microsoft's way.
I am reminded of a quote; "Facts do not cease to exist when they are ignored."
Microsoft has never been a technologically innovative company. I know, I was around and watched it all unfold from the very beginning. Even the MS basic that Bill Gates complained about people copying when the company was first started was derived from public domain and other code written by others. Microsoft has purchased or stolen almost all the so called innovative tech they ever had, with the possible exception of its' security model. And you see how good that is.
They weren't first with GUI apps, the windowed desktop concept, the mouse, the browser, the FAT file system, file compression, word processing, spread sheets, networking, or anything else that I can think of right off hand.
Microsoft has been a marketing and packaging company from day one. They have taken marketing and monopoly practices to a new here-to-fore unseen low. Any innovation attributed to Microsoft is to be found here, not in technology.
I would hope this would be viewed as just a fact or reality check and not Microsoft bashing, but that is too much to be hoped for.
I am reminded of another quote. "Just because one is paranoid doesn't mean that someone isn't out to get them."