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schestowitz" errmm ... but you do realize that most of us [Diaspora users] are FLOSS guys, freedom fighters, privacy protectors, right? ;) We perfecly know what different licenses mean, the difference between GPL and BSD, etc. I think Roy just wanted to show us this as a gadget, kind of setup. For this purpose it doesn't matter what's there on the screen. Besides, you know, we can't force people to go FLOSS. If that guy, whose setup it is - Dec 06 13:46
schestowitzwants to use Vista, then let him do it. He'll be the first to suffer if something goes wrong. He'll probobly start looking for the real alternatives when he gets into some problems with the OS. Anyway, even if we could force anyone to change, how would we be different from totalitarian regimes, communist parties, etc? They think they're doing good, too. And they use force ... ;)"Dec 06 13:46
schestowitzStill, people who invest in good hardware and perhaps for  gaming reasons don't get a productive DE like KDE could use some guidance.Dec 06 13:46
schestowitz 06 13:47 "If you travel to #China or #Russia , assume government or industry spooks will steal your data and install spyware." 06 13:47
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schestowitz"It's better not to bring a computer at all when travelling to a rights compromised state like those or the US."Dec 06 13:47
schestowitz"Dec 06 13:49
schestowitzIt matters for the technical reasons enumerated above, call that hate if you like but it's love to me. I appreciate this person's effort and loath Windows because it will waste so much of that effort. I love this person's freedom and privacy more than I like any shiny gadget or program. Deliberate attempts to rob you of software freedom are evil.Dec 06 13:49
schestowitzIt's creepy to have non free software overlooking every aspect of a person's life. No where is that more apparent than when a computer dominates a person's bed room. Microsoft's Windows gives others more of a glimpse in than it will ever give the user a look out.Dec 06 13:49
schestowitzYou may recall this ugly incident where officials from a school used student laptops to perv into the students bedrooms at night?Dec 06 13:49
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schestowitzDid you know that the school district got away with it? 06 13:49
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schestowitzNon free software always has this power and our society has embraced it's misuse. That will only change if we convince people that non free software is wrong and that the free software world is here to help with superior alternatives.Dec 06 13:49
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