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Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development.

The group has released an 'infographic' to play off Microsoft's proprietary world against the benefits of free and open source software application development and usage.

So bad it's almost funny?

The FSF contends that sometimes, proprietary software actually helps its fight for freedom but that Windows 8 is "so bad it's almost funny" --

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Isn't it strange ...

... that ComputerWeekly calls the FSF infographic "reactionary" for stating the obvious? It's rubbish like this why I visit some IT news sites daily and others never. If I want Microsoft's view of the world I go straight to microsoft.com and not to some outfit posing as independent news site that's peddling corporate propaganda.

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