Upgrade from Windows 8
Catch up with the latest in our Upgrade from Windows campaign here.
Microsoft has shelled out a mind-boggling estimated $1.8* billion to convince the public that it needs Windows 8. Why the record-breaking marketing deluge? Because a slick ad campaign is Microsoft's best shot at hiding what Windows 8 really is; a faulty product that restricts your freedom, invades your privacy, and controls your data.
Here's some of the Windows 8 "features" Microsoft won't tell you about:
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. Pledge to free your computer today!
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- Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely, by Nadim Kobeissi
- PC Mag, The Windows 8 Kill Switch: A Hacker's Dream Come True, by John C. Dvorak. (This article incorrectly uses the term 'hacker' to mean 'cracker'.)
- The Hacker News, Windows 8 Security flaw: Logon Passwords Stores in Plain Text, by Mohit Kumar.
News and Blog Posts:
- Blog post: Windows 8: PRISM Edition
- Blog post with photos: GNU strikes again: FSF surprises Boston Microsoft store
- Press release: Gnu comes bearing gifts, draws shoppers from Microsoft store
- Blog post with photos: GNUs trick-or-treat at Windows 8 launch
- Press release: Activists trick-or-treat for free software at Windows 8 launch event
Get Started with Free Software:
Looking for a free software GNU/Linux distribution? See our list of GNU/Linux distributions.
Did you receive a Trisquel GNU/Linux disk from us?
- For more info about Trisquel, check out trisquel.info. For a copy of Trisquel's source code, including licenses, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter and $5 to our address.
*Estimate from Forbes.