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[3]: Agreed
by 0brad0 on Thu 27th Aug 2009 03:31 UTC 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[4]: Agreed
by sbergman27 on Thu 27th Aug 2009 03:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Agreed"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Other than some well publicized, and rather old, attacks like Balmer's "cancer" quote, MS doesn't seem to do a whole lot of that publicly. Certainly not as much as certain members of the FS community do it to MS. And that really does put us in a bad light. Attacking our opponents just makes our own offerings look weak, and calls into question our motives. Best that everyone stick to promoting our own stuff, even if the other guy does attack us from time to time. People recognize when you are taking the high road. And they recognize mudslinging when they see it, too.

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v RE[5]: Agreed
by Moulinneuf on Thu 27th Aug 2009 04:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Agreed"
RE[5]: Agreed
by gustl on Thu 27th Aug 2009 13:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Agreed"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

Other than some well publicized, and rather old, attacks like Balmer's "cancer" quote, MS doesn't seem to do a whole lot of that publicly.


No, Microsoft is instead reverting to their old ways of forcing completely closed stuff onto us by getting the industry to accept it as "standard".

I just say exFAT.

Will the industry ever learn?

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