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The Inquirer: Open Source, The Only Weapon Against 'Planned Obsolescence'

Mar 29, 2007, 00:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fernando Cassia)

"Firms would love to have you dump your computer every year, and your accesories, and your MP3 player, and your DVD, and your entire movie collection, and replace it with new ones. The software world is getting closer.

"I think that 'Planned Obsolescence' is sadly here to stay; but there's hope, only one: open source. Microsoft has lately perfected the planned obsolescence game with its decision to make flagship products like Internet Explorer 7 not available for previous OS versions like Windows 2000..."

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