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    PUNKCAST#905: http://punkcast.com/905/index.html

    jkeyes0 posted this url in the #Ubuntu-ky channel today. I think the video provides the justification for why nearly everyone should want to dump their current proprietary OS, such as Windows XP, and especially Vista, in favor of a GNU/Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu.

    I would like to nominate this thread as sticky for all new users that view this Kentucky LoCo forum.

    Keep in mind, that while Richard may appear as a radical on this subject, there is probably good justification for his positions on using proprietary software. Not everyone will hold the same views, but they should probably be taken into consideration, especially given Microsoft's reputation of blatant disregard & abuse of its users privacy. This trend will only get worse going forward with Vista, and future Microsoft OS.

    Richard M Stallman on "What's GNU?"

    PUNKCAST#905: http://punkcast.com/905/index.html

    UPDATE (3/17/07): "NSA, Microsoft Worked Together on Windows Vista Security" http://www.cio.com/blog_view.html?CID=28077

    UPDATE (7/21/07): http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/jy13tkjasn.html
    Alternate: http://abajd.com/magazine/a_lot_of_room_in_its_view/

    A Lot of Room in Its View
    Microsoft's Vista stores much more data—and may affect the discovery process
    By Jason Krause

    Vista—Microsoft’s latest operating system—may prove to be most appropriately named, especially for those seeking evidence of how a computer was used.
    Last edited by JarG0n; July 21st, 2007 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Added Microsoft CIA corroboration article

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    Re: Why you should use Ubuntu GNU/Linux, instead of proprietary OS/software

    Very nice. Long live Open-Source.

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    Re: Why you should use Ubuntu GNU/Linux, instead of proprietary OS/software

    I watched the video last night. I'm not in complete agreement with everything Mr. Stallman says, but he certainly makes good points for freedom and the GNU project. I would highly recommend the video if you are in any way interested in free software and it's philosophy.
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    thanks for that - I had not ran across that one!
    Aye, fight and you may fail, sellout, and you may live, a while. And dying in your MScash beds, you'll be willin' to trade ALL the cash, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may FUD our customers, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!"

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    Re: Why you should use Ubuntu GNU/Linux, instead of proprietary OS/software

    Yeah, I suggested the video in IRC last night. I stumbled upon it by using streamtuner (downloaded from automatix) and browsing through the default channels.

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    Re: Why you should use Ubuntu GNU/Linux, instead of proprietary OS/software

    Quote Originally Posted by jkeyes0 View Post
    Yeah, I suggested the video in IRC last night. I stumbled upon it by using streamtuner (downloaded from automatix) and browsing through the default channels.
    Kudos to you sir. You probably just upped future Ubuntu usage in KY by 200%.

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    Re: Why you should use Ubuntu GNU/Linux, instead of proprietary OS/software

    Those videos are just pure genius.

    (and so is Firefox Spell check apparently)

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    I'm not sure that I agree with everything that he said but for the most part I am on board. We need a less hippie looking spokes person though.
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    Re: Why you should use Ubuntu GNU/Linux, instead of proprietary OS/software

    Yeah, he does look like a hippie.... but he did mention he has been working in the free Software movment since the early 80s if I remember correctly.

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    Re: Why you should use Ubuntu GNU/Linux, instead of proprietary OS/software

    I plan on watcing it a little later today. It seems from what I have read that he has some pretty good opinions on Opensource.
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