Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Richard Stallman Says Windows Is Malware

In an op-ed piece written for The Guardian, Richard Stallman said that he believes operating systems like Windows are essentially just malware.

What kinds of programs constitute malware? Operating systems, first of all. Windows snoops on users, shackles users and, on mobiles, censors apps; it also has a universal back door that allows Microsoft to remotely impose software changes. Apple systems are malware too: MacOS snoops and shackles; iOS snoops, shackles, censors apps and has a back door. Even Android contains malware in a nonfree component: a back door for remote forcible installation or deinstallation of any app.