Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd May 2009 20:55 UTC
Windows Windows 7 Starter Edition, a sort of My First Operating System, always carried with it a massive braindead bug feature that limited the amount of applications you could simultaniously have open at just three. Yes, past tense, because someone over in Redmond apparently looked up and smelled the roses, and suggested removing this silly limitation. And so they did, according to Paul Thurrot.
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"Freedom isn't as much about personal ability as it is about opportunity. With Linux, the opportunity is there even in the absence of ability. If you discover a bug in Windows that you have the ability to fix, can you? No, because you do not have the opportunity to do so. With Linux, you do.

That is all fine and dandy, but how true is it in practice? That was my question.

Freedom doesn't always need to be exercised to be enjoyed. I don't need to quit my job and run off on a big adventure to know that I am free to do that (or most other things) if I chose to do so. Fact is, I may just spend my weekdays at work, weekends out and about, and take moderate annual leave. Mostly pretty mundane, and would be perfectly acceptable in many countries around the world where personal freedom is considered limited. But the very fact that I know that at any time I could (if I so desired) strive to buy another house, or take the big adventure I mentioned above - that is what freedom is about. Its not only doing anything and everything, its also simply knowing you can if you want/need to, even in the absence of needing to now.

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