Libre vs Non-Libre: It All Comes Down To Trust

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| I don't worry about whether I am violating a software license anymore. I
| don't worry about whether I should or should not trust my software vendor, or
| whether they trust me. I don't worry about being labelled a "pirate". I don't
| wonder if my licenses are up to date, or if I am using a given program within
| the limitations imposed by the author. I don't worry about the software
| phoning home, or disabling features I depend on because of a false alarm. I
| am free from all that because I only use libre software. I can do what I need
| to do to accomplish my mission.
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http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index....&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Why Windows Users Are Insane

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| Yes, a few evolutionary throwbacks will build and maintain Free and Open
| Source Software, but they're a dying breed. I see it now: we Linux users are
| relics from a bygone time when you OWNED the computer you paid for and were
| allowed to use it. People who believed in silly superstitions like freedom
| and inalienable human rights are the Neanderthals. Along with people who know
| anything at all, at all. Why is the source closed?
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http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index....&c=1&tb=1&pb=1


Related:

You Think You Own Your Computer? Think Twice. Microsoft Shows Who’s Boss.

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| The New Universal Windows Live Installer puts more than what you expect on
| pre-Vista systems: it installs Windows Desktop Search without prompting for
| user consent, or even just letting users know. *
|
| [...]
|
| The New Universal Windows Live Installer puts more than what you expect on
| pre-Vista systems: it installs Windows Desktop Search without prompting for
| user consent, or even just letting users know... *
|
| [...]
|
| Makes sense? BS. Or, as ZDNet puts it more politely: Microsoft dodging the
| real stealth update issues.... Makes sense? BS. Or, as ZDNet puts it more
| politely: Microsoft dodging the real stealth update issues. *
|
| [...]
|
| User decides not to upgrade, Microsoft knows what’s better for the user, so
| enforces it’s (sic) will.
|
| [...]
|
| As if someone in Redmond decided they are not getting customer-love anyway,
| with their reputation being so bad, they might as well go for the full Monty:
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http://www.zoliblog.com/2007/09/14/y...ows-whos-boss/