Microsoft is actually put their vast wealth to good use. In this case they have mobilized their massive legal department and won a court case against a major spammer. Said spammer must now pay MS seven *pinky raised* million dollars.
I must admit, I have been much less pissed off with Microsoft lately. Perhaps it is because they finally have released an operating system that doesn't cause my home computer to crash thrice daily. Perhaps it is because I abandoned IE for Firefox long ago and am never going to look back. Now they are shutting down spammers and have me praising their legal department. Ughhh I suddenly feel really dirty.