Dump Microsoft Windows 8

win8_infographic_finalThe widely-accepted failure of Windows 8 is a critical moment for the free software movement.

Windows 8 is officially a flop. Despite attempts to force people to use the operating system by shipping restricted boot on new Windows 8 tablets and phones, not to mention a record smashing advertising budget, sales have been sluggish. What we have here is our best opportunity yet to help people give up Windows in favor of an operating system that respects our freedoms to choose, share, change, and view the code we use to conduct our digital lives.Microsoft wants to keep you locked in to Windows so that it can take your money, your personal data, and your user freedom. They don’t want you to know that you have a choice of better operating systems; operating systems that respect your freedom. There are tons of free “as in freedom” software operating systems that you can download and install at no cost. And when they’re improved, you can choose whether or not you want to upgrade, without a corporation breathing down your neck.

 

It is time to upgrade your computer, but not to Windows 8, free your computer today!

Edward Snowden’s leaks reveal that Microsoft has been helping the NSA circumvent encryption for online services like SkyDrive, Outlook.com, and Hotmail, Microsoft is intercepting our stuff and sending it to the NSA, the CIA and the FBI). Continue reading

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