August 27, 2009
Windows 7 Sins Site

Windows 7 Sins is the latest FSF fight against Microsoft. Personally I'm tiring of the whole thing a bit. Either MS has retreated from their big bully tactics in the last couple of years, or their marketing campaign to make themselves look like the little guy fighting the uphill battle against the big bully Apple and Google (which do kick their ass in the smartphone and search markets respectively).

Either that or the internet and computer world has just changed in the last while, and things like DRM and lock-in are starting to pass out of the consciousness. Do people really chose WMV over AVI? Or care since you can play WMV on any other platform with ease (I presume the protected WMVs aren't as easy, but when was the last time you saw one of those???)? Security and stability seem to have been getting way better lately (I haven't seen a BSOD on my vista box I don't think, and if I have it wasn't nearly as often as with XP, and the monopoly issues just seem ridiculous now the EU has been answered by making a Windows 7 edition without a browser.

It could be also that I've matured, and use the right tool for the right job. Coding is all done on my Linux box, gaming and photography/photoshop stuff is done on my windows box, and everything else is done on my mac laptop while watching TV on the couch. And I don't care anymore :)

Posted by Arcterex at August 27, 2009 09:45 AM