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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Not so fast...!
by jimmy1971 on Thu 27th Aug 2009 20:30 UTC in reply to "Agreed"
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The anti-Windows site is only one part of the FSF's overall strategy.

They have also made themselves heard in a variety of other ways, the most important of which has been in leading by example (ie. creating the GNU software that comprises much of the Linux-based systems).

There's much to dislike about Windows and how Microsoft conducts its business. So what if the FSF feels strongly enough about it to set up a website?

The average computer user doesn't question the products they use, whether it's an operating system or the sneakers on their feet. If the FSF makes anyone start asking these questions, they've made a positive contributin.

(I'm writing this as a FreeBSD guy, so no, I'm not a "GPL zealot" by any means.)

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