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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A few things
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 26th Aug 2009 23:51 UTC
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2006-12-05

"The campaign is about more than just a website, though; the FSF has emailed 499 of the Fortune 500 companies (excluding Microsoft, obviously), under the subject header of "Important notice regarding impending lack of privacy, freedom and security from Microsoft Corporation". The letter promotes the use of Free software."

Did anyone else laugh at that part? Amusing. ;)

"The Free software world has enough to offer, but it always seems like the only time you ever really hear about the FSF is when they're busy badmouthing someone or something else."

Kind of like Apple? Any time you hear about them on TV they're slamming Windows--er, I mean, PC. Not that I'm complaining though, since I think their commercials are pretty funny.

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RE: A few things
by Coxy on Thu 27th Aug 2009 07:54 in reply to "A few things"
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2006-07-01

Yeah, that's because in the real world outside of geeks bedrooms and IT departments no one has ever heard of them.

Edited 2009-08-27 07:54 UTC

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