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Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 09:24:02 -0700 (MST)

    If your Cygwin applications do not understand normal Windows paths,
    they are broken. I suggest you throw them out and get some new tools.

Much better, you should throw out Windows and install the GNU system
(perhaps the GNU/Linux variant).  Windows is non-free software; it
does not respect your freedom; adding free software such as Cygwin and
Emacs on top of Windows cannot change that basic fact.  You can't have
freedom while using Windows.

Most of our discussion here concerns narrow technical issues--someone
is using GNU Emacs and the point is to make it work correctly.  Most
of the time, these technical issues are so narrow that the more
important social and ethical issues don't arise.  But we must not
forget them.  Windows is bad, and I don't just mean technically.  If
you're still using Windows, the most important fix for you to make is
to get rid of it.  Either throw the Windows out of your computer, or
throw your computer out of the window!

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