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?"
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
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.