cwsulliv writes: "Can software be evil? Noted author Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game, Speaker For The Dead) apparently thinks so, and has choice words for Microsoft Vista. Here are a couple of quotes from the last few paragraphs of his (long) weekly column at http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/2007 -07-29.shtml Vista itself is so evil that I find myself infuriated continuously. So I'm fed up. I'm getting Linux. Microsoft's arrogant incompetence has finally brought me to the point of no return. "
cwsulliv writes: Linux users: Are you continuing to maintain a Microsoft Windows dual-boot partition on your system because "... Windows has features not available under Linux"? Linux Genuine Advantage http://www.linuxgenuineadvantage.org/ eliminates the final excuse for wasting this space on your hard drive.
Per the website:
"According to an independent study conducted by some scientists, many users of Linux are running non-Genuine versions of their operating system. This puts them at the disadvantage of having their computers work normally, without periodically phoning home unannounced to see if it's OK for their computer to continue functioning. These users are also missing out on the Advantage of paying ongoing licensing fees to ensure their computer keeps operating properly.
To remedy this, we have created a new program available as a required free download: Linux Genuine Advantage!"