Free Software: Control

When you use free software, you are in control. Apparently, Scott Dunn does not know this. When Scott’s Windows operating system updated files without his permission, despite the fact that Scott had turned updates off, he remarked:

It’s surprising that these files can be changed without the user’s knowledge.

Actually Scott, it’s not surprising at all. This is the nature of proprietary software. To combat this, one option is to complain to Microsoft and beg them not to do this in the future. Unfortunately, this option relies upon hope. The other option is to install a free operating system (e.g. GNU/Linux). With free software you control how your computer behaves.

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