Revolution OS (2002)
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While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the most widely used operating system for personal computers in the world, many experts took issue with Microsoft's strict policies regarding licensing, ownership, distribution, and alteration of their software. The objections of many high-profile technology experts, most notably Richard Stallman, led to what has
Aug 23, 2002 Wide
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Must-see viewing for anyone involved in the high-tech industry. Others may find it migraine-inducing, despite Moore's attempts at whimsy and spoon feeding.
Everybody loves a David and Goliath story, and this one is told almost entirely from David's point of view.
... a boring parade of talking heads and technical gibberish that will do little to advance the Linux cause.
Tells a lot about the rationale of the open-source movement, but shows virtually none of its fruits. Interviews only open-source advocates.
This in-depth study of important developments of the computer industry should make it required viewing in university computer science departments for years to come.
The charm of Revolution OS is rather the way it introduces you to new, fervently held ideas and fanciful thinkers.
Ultimately, the film amounts to being lectured to by tech-geeks, if you're up for that sort of thing.
Moore's complex and important film is also, believe it or not, immensely entertaining, a David and Goliath story that's still very much playing itself out.
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