Well, wandered into the local EB looking for stuff. (Stuff that they have in the warehouse, but not yet in the store, as it turned out). On impulse, I asked the store's Steve if they were planning to get Tribes 2 for Linux in.
No, it's our policy only to stock the Windows version, if there are multiple versions available.
I see, says I, Well, it's my policy never to buy the Windows version if it's available for multiple formats. I'll just grab it in town.
I probed a little about another game that had been conspicuous by never appearing on the store shelves: Terminus. Windows, Mac, and Linux versions in the one box. Oho, they didn't stock it because of their 'no-linux' policy.
Despite their comfortable proximity, and normally helpful staff, I am thinking about taking my software shopping elsewhere....Just as a matter of policy, you understand.
Afterthought - Microsoft vs Open Source
If they're bashing Open Source so hard, why don't they stop using it?
$ strings FTP.EXE | fgrep -i copyright
@(#) Copyright (c) 1983 The Regents of the University of California.
There's other examples if you want to go looking.