Today is one of those days that starts with a sweet taste.’ The FSF has declared another victory for its BadVista campaign: Vista is a clear failure for Microsoft and for FSF it’s time to devote energy to something else. (btw: did you donate to FSF?)
Upcoming Windows 7 won’t be any better because it’s on the same awful track of Vista, focused on DRM and depriving freedom to its users.’ Vista is so bad that hardware manufacturer have switched to GNU/Linux for the new and highly profitable netbook segment. A whole new set of devices, from Asus EEE to HP Mini Mi, all powered by GNU/Linux (not Vista) are introducing innovation (and some freedom) to the desktops.
And the mobile landscape looks promising too, after seeing the first comments about the new Palm Prè.’ I love the desktop+cards paradigm, but I still don’t know if this is a good device freedom-wise.’ Way to go: 2009 looks like a happy new year already.