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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Are you sure about that?

The vendors like Microsoft and so on, not to mention some people in the organisation will just throw back the cost of converting and scare management off.

In uncertain economic environments, sometimes it's better to have the devil you know.

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