Here is an article about Blender @ highend3d.com :
I don’t know if anyone here has read this, but Blender seems to be doing more than poking his head out in these last couple-a years. You know when Blender is really hitting the mainstream when Microsoft comes out with a new 3D modeler called “Mold-o…Requires SP4…Windows ME/XP/Vista only”. But when you download it, it’s Blender with the UI Windows-ized(ewwwwww) and the fluid and particle effects are only available as extras when you purchase them.
Whoa! That’s a bad dream I hope never happens: M$loft plagerizes Blender.
Anyways, I hope I’m not waisting forum space with this, I once and awhile check out highend3d site and I always see the “Big 3 or 4” and seeing Blender on there is like seeing AuDoh-Desk recieve a big wedggie from Bugs Bunny[rrrrrrrrip]. lol