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Michael Gracie

Bad Vista or really bad Vista

The Free Software Foundation has launched a new site, BadVista, with a two-fold goal. The first is to beat the shit out of Microsoft Vista, and the second is expound upon the benefits of…what else…free software.

I love free software as much as the next guy, but I am not going to give this initiative the thumbs up. Sorry to say this, but It smells like a shill. Fine to beat up on Vista (everyone beats on Microsoft anyway), but don’t do it solely for the alternative promotion of your own cadre. If Vista sucks, let that sucking stand on its own – the FSF loses credibility otherwise.

There are enough cracked copies of Vista being hocked by spammers right now that I think a lot of people are going to be sick of hearing about how bad Vista is by the end of January anyway.

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