View Full Version : Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event

October 27th, 2012, 21:11
Reporters and security guards at the Windows 8 launch event weren't sure how to react when they were greeted by a real, live gnu (http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/gnus-trick-or-treat-at-windows-8-launch). The gnu which, on closer inspection, was an activist in a gnu suit had come for some early trick-or-treating. But instead of candy, she had free software for the eager journalists. The gnu and the Free Software Foundation campaigns team handed out dozens of copies of Trisquel, a fully free GNU/Linux distribution, along with press releases and stickers. Once they got over their confusion, the reporters were happy to see us and hear our message (http://www.fsf.org/windows8) that Windows 8 is a downgrade, not an upgrade, because it steals users' freedom, security and privacy.