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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RE: Agreed
by lemur2 on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:57 UTC in reply to "Agreed"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Badmouthing others always, ALWAYS, leaves also a negative image of you and just doesn't make you look credible.


Why shouldn't that very thought apply to Microsoft themselves?

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RE[2]: Agreed
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 23:13 in reply to "RE: Agreed"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Because MS isn't the underdog?

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RE[3]: Agreed
by 0brad0 on Thu 27th Aug 2009 03:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Agreed"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Because MS isn't the underdog?


That doesn't mean it is any better for Microsoft to do it.

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RE[2]: Agreed
by WorknMan on Thu 27th Aug 2009 16:12 in reply to "RE: Agreed"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Why shouldn't that very thought apply to Microsoft themselves?


I think it does apply to Microsoft. If you don't use Microsoft products, and they start off on some campaign to bash OSS with, does that make you feel more compelled to use their software? The thing about these kind of fecal dart throwing crusades is that there's never any balance either way, because you know that all one side is going to tell you is exactly what they want you to hear and nothing more.

What the FSF needs to do is drop the politics and show people how they're going to be more productive and get more done using free software. And if that isn't possible, then they've got nothing.

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