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Dell joins the Evil Empires League, and . . .

Dell has entered the League of Evil Empires at Number 7. Dell claim to want to sell you a new computer where you choose whether to have Ubuntu or Windows installed as the operating system. However, they refuse to offer for sale any computers running Ubuntu, they all run Windows. This is Evil.

In the completely and totally unsurprising section, Apple retain their Number 1 position. They used to offer GNU Go to iPhone users in violation of the GPL, but instead of complying with the GPL, they removed the software. Apple only allow you to run software they approve of and for which you pay them, their licence is very restrictive and designed to create and maintain a monopoly over what you can do with equipment you supposedly own. This is Very Evil.


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