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Richard Stallman does make valid points about privacy and security and I'm not doubting what he's saying. However, In my opinion if an operating system is not Windows or MacOS it is still Free-er because you're not using a proprietary OS. If you think you want to go the extra mile because you feel you need to go ahead. You have many choices of operating systems and a few being 100% Free (as in Freedom; Libre not Gratis).

What makes GNU/Linux great is freedom (incl freedom of choice).

>> No.71720604

Everyone's concept of 'freedom' in any sphere is so fucking stupid I want to die

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>freedom of choice
>but you shall not use any software richard fatman doesn't approve of

>> No.71720624

I use proprietary/closed source software all of the time. I simply don't use those products that spy. It's the spying that I feel, is the biggest wrong that can be committed against a user.

>> No.71720650

When it is stated in Genesis that God said to Adam, “Only from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you must not eat,” it follows as a matter of course that Adam really has not understood this word, for how could he understand the difference between good and evil when this distinction would follow as a consequence of the enjoyment of the fruit. When it is assumed that the prohibition awakens the desire one acquires knowledge instead of ignorance, and in that case Adam must have had knowledge of freedom, because the desire was to use it. The explanation is therefore subsequent. The prohibition induces in him anxiety, for the prohibition awakens in him freedom’s possibility.What passed by innocence as the nothing of anxiety has now entered into Adam, and here again it is a nothing-the anxious possibility of being able. He has no conception of what he is able to do; otherwise-and this it what usually happens-that which comes later, the difference between good and evil, would have to be presupposed. Only the possibility of being able is present as a higher form of ignorance, as a higher expression of anxiety, because in a higher sense it both is and is not, because in a higher sense he both loves it and flees from it

>> No.71720670

Freedom’s possibility is not the ability to choose the good or the evil. The possibility is to be able. In a logical system, it is convenient to say that possibility passes over into actuality. However, in actuality it is not so convenient, and an intermediate term is required. The intermediate term is anxiety, but it no more explains the qualitative leap than it can justify it ethically. Anxiety is neither a category of necessity nor a category of freedom; it is entangled freedom, where freedom is not free in itself but entangled, not by necessity, but in itself.

>> No.71720698

It is not uncommon to hear a man who has become confused about what he should do in a particular situation complain about the unique nature of the situation, thinking that he could easily act if the situation were a great event with only one either/or.This is a mistake and a hallucination of the understanding. There is no such situation.The presence of the crucial either/or depends upon the individual’s own impassioned desire directed toward acting decisively, upon the individual’s own intrinsic competence, and therefore a competent man covets an either/or in every situation because he does not want anything more.But as soon as the individual no longer has essential enthusiasm in his passion but is spoiled by letting his understanding frustrate him every time he is going to act, he never in his life discovers the disjunction.

>> No.71720716

And even if his penetrating, resourceful understanding is adequate for managing an entire household, he still has not had an understanding of his life in advance or in the moment of action, and it cannot be understood afterwords, either, because the action essentially did not take place, and the coherence of his life, became a garrulous continuation or a continued garrulity, a participial or infinitive phrase in which the subject must be understood or, more correctly, cannot be located at all because, as the grammarians say, the meaning does not make it clear for the simple reason that it lacks meaning. The whole thing becomes a flux, a blend of a little resolution and a little situation, a little prudence and a little courage, a little probability and a little faith, a little action and a little incident. Anyone who has made the fraudulent trade of getting abnormally good sense by losing the capacity to will and the passion to act is very inclined to stiffen his spinelessness with various and sundry predeliberations that feel their way ahead and various and sundry postmortem reinterpretations of what happened. Compared to this, an action is a brief something and apparently a poor something, yet it is in fact a definite something. The other is more splendid, but for all that it is a splendid shabbiness.

>> No.71720748

Freedom is a concept because it is different depending on who you speak to. In other words there is not just one freedom, but many freedoms.

>> No.71720785

It only takes one binary to compromise an entire system.

>> No.71721457

>(incl freedom of choice)
Shhh, don't say that, you'll piss off the red hat shills that have been sagebombing threads for the last two weeks.

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