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[News] FSF et al Run Petition Against Vista Abuses

  • Subject: [News] FSF et al Run Petition Against Vista Abuses
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:53:10 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Free software for a free society

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| Our joint statement with Friends of the Earth International, the Green Party, 
| People and Planet and the New Internationalist calling for a free society 
| based on free software has now been signed 600+ more times over by activists 
| around the world.   


The FSF has political support now, which is very important.


Social Activists and FSF Condemn Microsoft Vista

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| Peter Brown, FSF's executive director, said, "Free software is an issue of 
| free speech when we depend upon our computers for social activism and 
| political campaigning. Freedoms that we have been defending so vigorously for 
| so long are being handed away through the adoption of software that restricts 
| user freedom."    


Why pay thousands to restrictive software companies when open source programmes
are free, easy to use and green?

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| This week, the Greens have joined together with Friends of the Earth, New 
| Internationalist, People and Planet and the Free Software Foundation to call 
| on other social and activist groups to reject Microsoft's Vista operating 
| system and encourage the use of free software.   


The Greenest Game Console

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| Microsoft's Xbox 360, on the other hand, is a veritable power hog, sucking 
| down 194 watts, rivaling Takahashi's 42-inch plasma TV. 


Linux, Windows duke it out over energy efficiency

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| Linux appears to have an advantage at the moment: Companies are becoming 
| increasingly open to adopting the platform both in the server room and on the 
| desktop. Big-name vendors like IBM, HP, and Novell are giving the penguin a 
| push in the datacenter, framing it as a flexible and energy-efficient 
| platform. The fact that Linux offers greater virtualization opportunities 
| than Windows (a sentiment recently expressed by the VMWare CTO Mendel 
| Rosenblum) only strengthens the platform's green standing.      


GNU/Linux is the most power-efficient OS on Intel hardware

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| According to a keynote given at OSCON, Intel's PowerTOP application has 
| allowed developers to get a close-up view of what is sucking power in a 
| GNU/Linux system. Apparently they've gotten so much feedback and patches that 
| they've been able to extend battery life by an hour since the first release, 
| making GNU/Linux the best OS for power saving.    


Report: Linux, open source greener than Windows

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| A new report from the U.K. Office of Government Commerce about Open
| Source Software Trials in Government, has found that servers running
| Linux could combat the rising problem of e-waste because they last
| up to twice as long as machines running Windows.


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