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30. Aug 2009

Windows 7 Sins

 
Windows 7 Sins

Free Software Foundation har lanceret en kampagne mod Windows 7 og en masse af de problemer, Microsoft og Windows giver generelt, Windows 7 Sins.

Hvor kampagnen mod Windows Vista (BadVista.org) fokuserede på kopibeskyttelse (DRM) og mangel på kontrol fra brugerens side, rammer Windows 7 Sins bredere og forsøger at vise alle de områder, hvor Microsofts monopol faktisk hæmmer brugerens muligheder for at få glæde af sin computer.

For eksempel:

4. Lock-in: Microsoft regularly attempts to force updates on its users, by removing support for older versions of Windows and Office, and by inflating hardware requirements. For many people, this means having to throw away working computers just because they don't meet the unnecessary requirements for the new Windows versions.

5. Abusing standards: Microsoft has attempted to block free standardization of document formats, because standards like OpenDocument Format would threaten the control they have now over users via proprietary Word formats. They have engaged in underhanded behavior, including bribing officials, in an attempt to stop such efforts.

6. Enforcing Digital Restrictions Management (DRM): With Windows Media Player, Microsoft works in collusion with the big media companies to build restrictions on copying and playing media into their operating system. For example, at the request of NBC, Microsoft was able to prevent Windows users from recording television shows that they have the legal right to record.

7. Threatening user security: Windows has a long history of security vulnerabilities, enabling the spread of viruses and allowing remote users to take over people's computers for use in spam-sending botnets. Because the software is secret, all users are dependent on Microsoft to fix these problems -- but Microsoft has its own security interests at heart, not those of its users.

Mange af disse konsekvenser af Microsofts monopol er reelle problemer, der udsætter brugerne for unødige og store risici, samtidig med at de påtvinges ligeledes store udgifter til software-opdateringer og overdrevet hardware, fordi monopolet som monopol ikke behøver vedligeholde sin software ordentligt.

Men 'nuff said, hop over og læs, og overvej at prøve et alternativ.

Link: Windows 7 Sins.

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