Let me get this straight:
When you say something in the form of (e.g.):
"When someone says _______ about Microsoft, people will think that person is a fanatic fanboy," that's not your roundabout way of saying "You are a fanatic fanboy." You are in fact talking about some other people in some other place who said some other things.
If this is correct, I owe you an apology.
Of course there are fanatics, fanboys, conspiracy theorists, and paranoids.
A few other things: Windows is terrible (in my opinion), with the possible exception of XP, if the user knows how to keep it virus and spyware free.
Microsoft is not the spawn of the devil. To attribute this idea to anyone in these forums is an exaggeration on your part, though I understand it is to make a point, just as Slashdot uses the Bill Gates as a Borg to make a point.
I'm not sure what you're trying to say by mentioning that somebody threatened John Dvorak with death after he said some things about Apple. Nobody in here has made any threats against anyone. If your point is that there are fanatics, maniacs, paranoids, etc., in the world, I think we all already knew that.
Finally, if you really think that it's possible to go to a Linux forum and not see some venting against Microsoft, well ... I think that you may have unreasonable expectations. To paraphrase rbistolfi (and I hope he lets me know if what I write is incorrect) some of us think and feel the way we do because of many of the things which Microsoft has done over the years. Finally finally, here in the Vector Linux forums I haven't seen much in the way of Windows or Microsoft bashing outside of the Lounge. Personally, I thought that was one of the things the Lounge was for (to say what one thinks or feels, without being abusive to other members). Perhaps I was wrong.
If Vec, or any of the Moderators, Admins, Vectorians, Vectorites, Vectafarians, or anyone else thinks I am wrong on that last point, I hope they will let me know.