Miks mitte Windows

Windows and Office work fine — Why worry about it?

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A legal copy of Windows is expensive, but what do you get? Windows and Office are licensed, not sold.

By using these products, we have to agree to a number of harsh restrictions. For most Windows licenses, you can't keep the software when you change the hardware. You sometimes can't even give your software away. Who can run the software? On which computer? What can you do with it? The list of restrictions is long and some items are outrageous.

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What about choice?

Software should come without locks in it.

Why are Office documents difficult to export? Why are the formats continually changing? Why can you not even uninstall some programs? It might be that if you look for choice, Microsoft products aren't for you.

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No source code

The source codes of Windows and Office are hidden, so, no one is allowed to understand how these programs work.

If you can't get a right to inspect source code (the human-readable inner workings of a program), you can't have someone correct flaws or evaluate how your privacy is protected for you.

Ja arva mis? On tarkvara, millel kaasas lähtekoodid, viirused ja nuhkvara ei ole efektiivsed ja turvalisus pole ostetud ekstra.Viirusetõrje tarkvara tööstusele, kus Microsoft on nüüd oluline mängija, eelistab teil kasutada Windowsi.

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Seisame vaba ühiskonna eest

Vaba ühiskond vajab vaba tarkvara. Mõtle "vaba" kui vabadust, mitte hinda: vabadust tutvuda, õppida, muuta tarkvara, mida kasutate.

Arvutid kasutatakse et, jagada ideid, kultuuri ja informatsiooni. Ilma nende vabaduste üle tarkvara, siis riskime kaotada kontrolli selle üle, mida me jagame.

This is happening today. From plain annoying technologies such as Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) to downright frightening ones like Trusted Computing, everyone's ability to participate in culture is threatened.

If you have to give up your freedoms to use software, maybe you should not be happy with it.

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Many people find that Windows, an otherwise decent piece of software, withdraws so many rights from them, that it is not worth them using it. Mac OS is not much better, either.

If you find free software attractive, you might want to give Linux a try.

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