Windows 7 Crippling, On The Big ScreenAugust 27th, 2009
A few weeks ago I wrote about how Microsoft was artificially crippling “lesser” versions of Windows.
Blocking you from running software you have a right to use, simply because you didn’t buy their more expensive version.
Well, it looks like the Free Software Foundation is launching an attack against Microsoft, pointing out just that…
“Microsoft is up to their usual tricks again — only this time, they’re also inserting artificial restrictions into the operating system itself. While not the first time they’ve done this, this is the first release of Windows that can magically remove limitations instantly upon purchasing a more expensive version from Microsoft.”
I for one am glad to see this. This mentality over at Microsoft of “we wrote your OS, so we control everything on your computer” needs to stop. Unfortunately Microsoft has done this shit since the early days of Windows… they always want to control what you can and can’t do on your own machine and it seems like a constant fight with Microsoft and Windows just to be able to do what you want on your machine.
They’re pushing Linux based software of course, and I wouldn’t be opposed to switching to such a platform if it weren’t for one major issue, which is gaming. A lot of my home PC use is gaming, of which almost none of the modern games run on Linux platforms.
Maybe in time Linux will mature enough and get a large enough market share that developers will pay more attention to it. If this would happen we could finally switch off of Microsoft and their bullshit strangle hold on our machines.