(I was so glad to kill him in MM7! )
Anyway, he was a villain too, only in a little bit different way. He (and his successors) have been waging war on the free/libre software probably longer than I live, which obviously makes me, a hardcore free/libre software fan, very upset. And you know how little real control you have over any Windows computer (cases in point: Windows Update, or the awful lot of calling home on Win 10, etc. etc.) The only good thing about him is that he wanted to force you to buy his products and give up your money, while the newer villainy consists mainly of forcing people to give up their privacy and milk money out of that, and that's far worse.