Free Software Foundation attacks Vista

by admin December 18, 2006 at 11:23 am

‘Bad Vista’ campaign plans to stage ‘unusual actions’

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off a campaign that aims to steer consumers and businesses away from Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system.

The Bad Vista campaign plans to stage “unusual actions” to draw attention to the limited freedom that Vista provides to users.

“Vista is an upsell masquerading as an upgrade. It is an overall regression when you look at the most important aspect of owning and using a computer: your control over what it does,” said John Sullivann, programme director for the FSF.

“Obviously Windows is already proprietary and very restrictive, and well worth rejecting. But the new ‘features’ in Vista are a Trojan horse to smuggle in even more restrictions.

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