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rexbinary
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GNU Crashes Windows 8 Launch

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Activists trick-or-treat for free software at Windows 8 launch event

New York, New York, USA -- Thursday, October 25th, 2012 -- Today visitors to the primary Windows 8 launch event were greeted by an unexpected and uninvited visitor -- a gnu. Activists, one dressed as the free software movement's buffalo-like mascot, converged on Microsoft's event to distribute pamphlets about the hidden dangers of Microsoft's latest proprietary creation. The Halloween-themed action included plastic pumpkin buckets full of DVDs loaded with Trisquel, a free software distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.
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»www.fsf.org/news/activists-trick···-event-1
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dave
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... where visitors are invited to sign an online pledge to skip Windows 8 ...

What manner of childishness is this? Buy or don't buy Windows 8, it's all the same to me, but "sign a pledge"?

Is it Richard "Captain Black" Stallman or Richard "Grover Norquist" Stallman?


chrisretusn
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reply to rexbinary
FSF just tooting it own horn.

Same here with more pictures. Doesn't look like a party crash to me.

»www.fsf.org/blogs/community/gnus···8-launch


pcdebb
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reply to rexbinary
the guy on the left is like wtf? lol


firephoto
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reply to chrisretusn
said by chrisretusn:

Doesn't look like a party crash to me.

Looks like they expressed their freedom to hack the antlers off of a moose.
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Kearnstd
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said by pcdebb:

the guy on the left is like wtf? lol

I was thinking the same thing.

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onto the main topic..

Going to guess people flocking to a windows release in person either do not care about linux at all. Or are general geeks and likely own windows and linux computers. Naturally you also have people who just want the free swag that is generally is given out at major release events too.
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howardfine

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reply to rexbinary
I wonder if these people in line are the same who make fun of Apple folks doing the same thing?


chrisretusn
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Perhaps but I think most folks who make fun of Apple folks make fun of anyone who does this.
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