You're probably right about Jobs - he was quite a leftist/liberal thinker. However, Microshaft has always "shafted" their customers with relentless registration requirements for nearly all of their software. In the past, if someone made X number of hardware changes or upgrades to their PC/laptop, Windows would require the end user to reactivate Windows, sometimes that required shelling out more $$$. I've never agreed with Microshaft's overzealous registration and upgrade policies. Who wants to pay $400 for a WIndows upgrade when Mac OS X upgrades are usually free or minimally expensive (around $20)? Imagine Microshaft-like policies infecting various State policies on handgun licensing and registration. If Microshaft was in the ammunition manufacturing business, I'm certain they would have pushed the entire industry into microstamping, and would have funneled enormous wads of lobbying $$$$$$ to ensure it was law. No way they would've tolerated consumers reloading their own ammunition at home...Well I guess I'm a bit happier to be using OSX as my primary operating system.
Except I pretty much have no doubts that Jobs would have supported the same thing.