Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Feb 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Does Windows 7 contain more DRM than Windows Vista? Does Windows 7 limit you from running cracked applications, and will it open the firewall specifically for applications that want to check if they're cracked or not? Does it limit the audio recording capabilities? According to a skimp and badly written post on Slashdot, it does. The Slashdot crowd tore the front page item apart - and rightfully so.
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RE: Not necessarily FOSS Advocates
by lemur2 on Thu 19th Feb 2009 01:20 UTC in reply to "Not necessarily FOSS Advocates"
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While there are plenty of Open Source Advocates who will criticize Windows (rightly and wrongly) at the drop of the hat, they are not alone. It is very fashionable among the technology literate to hate Microsoft, including Microsoft only users. A devout Windows user (and hater) who was less knowledgeable than he believed couild have written this just as easily as a advocate with an ax to grind.

Don't know if that is a reason to put a feeble article up on Slashdot, however. I'd agree with the contention that it is very important for FOSS to stick strictly with what actually happens, and what the actual story is, rather than making up wild accusations when criticising Windows ... even though Windows advocates do not feel in any way so constrained when having a go at FOSS.

Edited 2009-02-19 01:20 UTC

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