Proposal for new Windows section
Since I was locked offline the past days and that most of the current projects happen on-line, I worked on improving the Windows section, something I had been thinking about for a while.
I was especially cautious to address two thoughts I had when putting on my "average visitor" cap:
- How is it relevant to me? You have long complicated essays, they are sincere for sure, but I came to learn about "Linux" and I want something that relates directly to my computing, not a political stand.
- Always relate back to "how it reduces the value of Windows". I am going to work to get rid of it, so I better be certain it has not much value.
So I tried to simplify things. You can see that here: http://test.getgnulinux.org/windows/
The basic structure is unchanged. I re-named the sections to make them more relevant. The "Restrictions" (ex-Licensing) and "What about choice" (ex-No alternative) have very few changes.
The "what about source code" page is more about the "Open Source" idea, in the sense of security and "trust". The final, horribly long and complicated "Culture and Control" article becomes "Free Software, Free Society" and explains the same thing as before better.
There are quotes throughout to make the text more relevant and easier to read. I re-worked the "further reading" sections so they look better.
What do you think? What would you like to see that is not there? What would you like to have removed? Do you miss things from the current version?
I have the following issues:
- Quote in the "what about choice" article, not sure it's apropriate
- "Free Software, Free Society" is the title of Richard Stallman's book (which is brillant, in case you haven't gone through it). I think I'll have to check with him to see if this is appropriate.
Of course this is a "late draft", so we still have validation, spelling, language & links issues. But the content is as intended.
I look forward to read your criticisms
PS network access is scarce and difficult, times are hard outside of computing also - I might not be able to answer immediately