Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Sep 2009 22:19 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Well, this is refreshing. While Richard Stallman is a staunch critic of anything closed and non-Free, his ire seems mostly directed towards DRM and Microsoft. However, a lesser known fact is that he often talks about Apple's Mac OS X too in his speeches. During those speeches, he repeatedly claimed Mac OS X contained a backdoor which allowed Apple to forcibly impose software changes upon users. Stallman has now posted a retraction for those claims.
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RE: Comment by Sabon
by TechGeek on Wed 30th Sep 2009 15:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sabon"
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2006-01-14

You are mislead if you really believe what you wrote. Just because you lack the knowledge to make use of a freedom, doesn't mean that the freedom is useless. I can't change the engine in my car, but I enjoy the freedom that I can take it to a garage and have pretty much whatever mods done that I want. The difference between OSX and Windows and Linux, is that the law prevents you from tinkering with OSX and Windows. Nothing prevents me from tinkering with Linux.

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RE[2]: Comment by Sabon
by Sabon on Wed 30th Sep 2009 18:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sabon"
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2005-07-06

It doesn't matter what the law allows if I, personally, can't take advantage of it. People like me out number people that can in like millions to 1.

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