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Revolution OS

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


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Sep 30, 2003

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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.

August 22, 2002 Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News
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Everybody loves a David and Goliath story, and this one is told almost entirely from David's point of view.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
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... a boring parade of talking heads and technical gibberish that will do little to advance the Linux cause.

February 26, 2002
New York Post
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Tells a lot about the rationale of the open-source movement, but shows virtually none of its fruits. Interviews only open-source advocates.

July 18, 2004

remains about as graphically devoid as the old Linux command line

April 8, 2004 Full Review Source:

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.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

The charm of Revolution OS is rather the way it introduces you to new, fervently held ideas and fanciful thinkers.

December 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Oregonian

A didactic and dull documentary glorifying software anarchy.

August 14, 2002 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Ultimately, the film amounts to being lectured to by tech-geeks, if you're up for that sort of thing.

April 18, 2002
New Times

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.

March 24, 2002 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Great story, bad idea for a movie.

March 19, 2002 Full Review Source:

... it's as comprehensible as any Dummies guide, something even non-techies can enjoy.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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