Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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Won't somebody think of the children?
by vivainio on Wed 26th Aug 2009 23:07 UTC
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I would much rather have the FSF orchestrate an effort to promote the strong points of Free software, without being so hell-bent on Microsoft this and Microsoft that.


Somehow I imagine a letter from Canonical or Red Hat (this was sent to fortune 500 after all) would have more impact.

OTOH, I don't know how companies *not* upgrading their 2000/XP/Vista desktops to Windows 7 will help the Free Software cause. On the contrary, the more their IT balance bleeds red ink, the more appealing free software will look.

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