“Theres been plenty of talk in the media about whether Windows 8 will be annoying because it has no Start button or because its Internet desktop will make it slow and glitchy. The deeper problem is that it is restrictive and damaging to your freedom as a computer user. We will make sure that, no matter what Microsofts advertising is focused on, computer users still have a chance to learn about the fundamental issues with proprietary operating systems, and about the path to something better.”
While I have plenty of issues with M$ one that’s fundamental is the technically unnecessary restrictions M$ puts on OEMs, retailers, and end-users that are designed to perpetuate monopoly rather than to make the world a better place with better products. Really, if M$ were selling licences for it’s desktop OS, why hide the source code or restrict the number of PCs that can communicate using the licence? Isn’t being on almost a billion PCs enough power for M$? Why do they want it all? So, we keep on fighting, standing up for freedom to run, examine, modify and distribute software anywhere. I think every consumer who receives the message about Free Software will have the keys to freedom. I think every consumer who has a choice on retail shelves will as well.