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    Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source

    Date 27 Jan 2020
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    More than 10 years on from its campaign topersuade users to dump Windows 7for a non-proprietary alternative, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) haskicked off a petition to urge Microsoft to open-sourcethe recently snuffed software.

    On the face of it, the logic seems pretty simple. On 14 January Windows 7 reached its end of life as Microsoft turned off the free security update taps with a final fix (which seemed tobork desktop wallpapersfor some users).

    "Its life doesn't have to end," cried the foundation. "We call on Microsoft to upcycle it instead."

    Unfortunately, the FSF couldn't resist a final dig, saying the killing of the OS had brought to an end "its updates as well as its 10 years of poisoning education, invading privacy, and threatening user security."

    The link for this article located at The Register UK is no longer available.

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