[2vilug] Uno gnu alla presentazione di Windows 8

  • From: Mattia Migliorini <mattia.mglrn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 2vilug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:52:06 +0200

Carissimi, buona lettura!

Happy (almost) Halloween, everybody,

You've probably been noticing Microsoft's ads for their new operating
system -- after all, they've spent more money on them than any other
software launch campaign in history. In fact, everything about the campaign
has been meticulously planned and optimized, so you can imagine
journalists' surprise when an unexpected guest showed up at an invite-only
launch event on Thursday.

Our volunteer, Tristan Chambers, was there and caught the whole thing on
camera! Pictures here:

Reporters and security guards at the event weren't sure how to react when
they were greeted by a real, live gnu. The gnu -- which, on closer
inspection, was an activist in a gnu suit -- had come for some early
trick-or-treating. But instead of candy, she had free software for the
eager journalists. The gnu and the FSF campaigns team handed out dozens of
copies of Trisquel, a fully free GNU/Linux distribution, along with press
releases and stickers. Once they got over their confusion, the reporters
were happy to see us and hear our message -- that Windows 8 is a downgrade,
not an upgrade, because it steals users' freedom, security and privacy.

Free software operating systems are the real upgrade, and they don't need a
zillion-dollar launch event to prove it. To show Microsoft that their ads
won't change our minds, we're starting an upgrade pledge: switch to a free
OS, or if you're already using one, help a friend switch. We can pay
Microsoft a chunk of change for their new, proprietary OS, or we can stand
up for our freedom. The choice isn't as hard as Microsoft wants you to

Sign the pledge now! -- http://www.fsf.org/windows8/pledge

Thanks for making a commitment to free software.

PS - If you'd like more details about the action, you can check out our
press release here:

-Zak Rogoff
Campaigns Manager

Mattia Migliorini

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