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[FSF] Free Software Supporter -- Issue 11, December/January 2009

http://lists.gnu.org

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* LibrePlanet Conference 2009!
* FSF files suit against Cisco for GPL violations
* BadVista: We hardly knew ye
* GCC libraries get updated license exception
* An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3
* Updating the Free Software Definition
* More background about the Cisco case
* The bootable membership cards are (finally) here!
* 3D graphics are 100% free software

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Vista is a failure and GNU adoption is ramping up

http://maffulli.net

"Today is one of those days that starts with a sweet taste. The FSF has declared another victory for its BadVista campaign: Vista is a clear failure for Microsoft and for FSF it’s time to devote energy to something else. (btw: did you donate to FSF?) ..."

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Badvista: We hardly knew ye (January 9, 2009)

http://badvista.fsf.org

"On December 15, 2006, the FSF launched its BadVista.org campaign to advocate for the freedom of computer users, opposing adoption of Microsoft Windows Vista and promoting free -- as in freedom -- software alternatives. Two years later, the campaign has nearly 7,000 registered supporters, the name Vista is synonymous in the public eye with failure, and we are declaring victory..."

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What’s wrong with Microsoft Windows Vista? - by John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation

http://darthchaosofrspw.wordpress.com

"...There is a battle underway between those who value freedom, and corporations such as Microsoft who wish to profit by taking that freedom away. DRM and absurd licenses are at the heart of that battle. Please join us on the side of freedom by saying NO not just to Windows Vista and other DRM-enabled products, but to proprietary software in general.

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Why Freedom matters much more than ‘convenience’

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

RMS: « ... I sympathize fully with appreciation of convenient software. What I refuse to sympathize with is the failure to appreciate freedom even more... »

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GNU: toward a Lisp workstation-based environment ?

http://lists.gnu.org

"...So much effort still seems to be put into porting prorietary garbage like .NET to GNU, and producing a Gnome windowing environment which has all the faults of MS-Windows. Why not concentrate on producing something better. Emacs is far nicer to work with than GNOME. So why the interest in making Emacs fit in to this inferior MS-Windows like environment. Why not make GNOME work more like Emacs.

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Environmental and social justice groups unite in support of free software

http://printsho.station193.com

"... While these environmental consequences alone are sufficient reason for many to reject Vista, the disposable computer mentality is a symptom of a larger problem—one that should concern all social activists. That problem is the dependency of activists on software owned and exclusively controlled by entities that design their software in ways directly opposed to grassroots social change.

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Don't give Microsoft the remote control

http://badvista.fsf.org

"If you put Microsoft at the center of your home entertainment system, be prepared to hand them the remote control, literally.

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BadVista and Digital Restrictions Management in action

http://www.eff.org

"Windows Vista gratuitously refused to record certain TV programs as a form of Digital Restrictions Management." -- via RMS website -- badvista in action: http://download.justinjas.com/broadcastflag.jpg

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Windows Vista Incapable

http://badvista.fsf.org

"Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is shipping and what we know so far is that it is incapable of running on many types of machines. In fact, Microsoft is being sued for putting stickers all over machines claiming that Vista could run on them, when in fact, it cannot.

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Windows' Genuine Disadvantage

http://badvista.fsf.org

"Recently it emerged that Microsoft are removing the "kill switch" from Vista..."

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Why Now is the Best Time to Switch to GNU/Linux :-)

http://weblog.infoworld.com

Totally Crazy: "Save Windows XP http://weblog.infoworld.com/save-xp/ ..."

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A Marketing Campaign For GNU/Linux called "Vista"

http://www.fsfe.org

"It seems 44 percent of the businesses are scared to migrate to MS Vista. - And consider deploying GNU/Linux instead. Can we conclude that the Redmond based giant started the biggest marketing campaign for GNU/Linux? Get the facts here."

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