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From: Therese Godefroy
Subject: www philosophy/essays-and-articles.html philoso...
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 02:44:18 -0500 (EST)

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Therese Godefroy <th_g> 19/01/28 02:44:18

Modified files:
        philosophy     : essays-and-articles.html latest-articles.html 
        server/gnun    : gnun.mk 
Added files:
        philosophy     : upgrade-windows.html 

Log message:
        Add 'What Is the Right Way to Upgrade an Installation of Windows?'


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@@ -592,6 +592,8 @@
 <h3 id="upholding">Upholding Software Freedom</h3>
+  <li><a href="/philosophy/upgrade-windows.html">What Is the Right Way to
+      Upgrade an Installation of Windows?</a>
   <li><a href="/philosophy/use-free-software.html">The Free Software 
       Community After 20 Years</a>, With great but incomplete success, 
       what now?</li>
@@ -650,7 +652,7 @@
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@@ -26,6 +26,8 @@
 software and the GNU project.</p>
+ <li><a href="/philosophy/upgrade-windows.html">What Is the Right Way to
+  Upgrade an Installation of Windows?</a>
  <li><a href="/philosophy/phone-anonymous-payment.html">Anonymous
   Payment by Phone</a></li>
  <li><a href="/philosophy/kind-communication.html">GNU Kind
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@@ -604,6 +604,7 @@
                ucita \
                udi \
                university \
+               upgrade-windows \
                uruguay \
                use-free-software \
                using-gfdl \

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--- /dev/null   1 Jan 1970 00:00:00 -0000
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+<!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
+<!-- Parent-Version: 1.87 -->
+<title>What Is the Right Way to Upgrade an Installation of Windows?
+- GNU Project - Free Software Foundation</title>
+<!--#include virtual="/server/gnun/initial-translations-list.html" -->
+<!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
+<h2>What Is the Right Way to Upgrade an Installation of Windows?</h2>
+<p>by Richard Stallman</p>
+<p>It is commonplace in the computing field to urge users to 
&ldquo;upgrade&rdquo; to
+newer versions of Windows (and other nonfree programs) so as to get
+fixes for &ldquo;security.&rdquo; This conclusion follows from the assumption
+that these programs are honest software, designed to treat the user
+right. We do not expect that to be the case, and we know it is not
+the case for Windows. Therefore, we make a different recommendation.</p>
+<p>In fact, newer versions of Windows have exploits before they are
+released. They are designed with various kinds of malicious
+functionalities; see &ldquo;<a
+href="/proprietary/malware-microsoft.html">Microsoft's Software is
+<p>Newer Windows versions contain added malicious functionalities; they
+give Microsoft more power over the users. That is a reason not to
+switch to a newer version. For some users, switching to a newer
+version may require rewarding Microsoft with money and even buying a
+new computer. We hardly want to encourage that!<p>
+<p>Therefore we decline to support Microsoft by urging users to move to
+newer versions; we do not treat the unintentional flaws of Windows as
+more important than the intentional ones.<p>
+<p>Our advice to those using any version of Windows is to upgrade to
+<p>Supporting GNU packages on any version of Windows (or any non-GNU-like
+systems) is not part of the GNU Project's core mission. Our slogan
+is, &ldquo;It runs best on GNU/Linux.&rdquo; We cooperate with the users who 
+to maintain that support, because we may as well cooperate when it is
+not difficult. We have no responsibility to continue doing so, but as
+long as it is feasible and not holding us back, we have no reason to
+</div><!-- for id="content", starts in the include above -->
+<!--#include virtual="/server/footer.html" -->
+<div id="footer">
+<div class="unprintable">
+<p>Please send general FSF &amp; GNU inquiries to
+<a href="mailto:address@hidden";>&lt;address@hidden&gt;</a>.
+There are also <a href="/contact/">other ways to contact</a>
+the FSF.  Broken links and other corrections or suggestions can be sent
+to <a href="mailto:address@hidden";>&lt;address@hidden&gt;</a>.</p>
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+        We work hard and do our best to provide accurate, good quality
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+<!--#include virtual="/server/bottom-notes.html" -->
+<p class="unprintable">Updated:
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+$Date: 2019/01/28 07:44:18 $
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