It's better with Windows? Here's why *not*!

An open letter to Asus

Dear Asus,

Having been on vacation for 5 weeks — with my Eee PC —, I only just became aware of your new site It's Better With Windows, and the fact that you no longer sell netbooks with Linux. Unfortunately, you have not provided a way for your customers and potential customers to comment on this site, so I'm left with less-efficient means to publicly let you know what I'm thinking about this move. In short: You're making a big mistake! Here's why.

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Because Freedom Matters

While on vacation in Iran, I met a group of Open Source developers and users in Mashhad, and discussed the situation of Free, Open Source Software in Iran with them. Free software is not as free there as it is in most other parts of the world - through no fault of their own. Read on about how OSS happens anyway in Iran. ...

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Marie, the new team member

marie"Poor old Grace", my current "main" computer, has been really struggling to keep up, gets forgetful (runs out of memory), or just plain gets stuck: current software needs ever more resources which she doesn't have. She served me well for almost 8 years now, and deserves retirement. Enter Marie, the new team member: she is being "educated" now. …

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