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Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Windows emacs-25.1 i686 vs x86_64?
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:40:33 -0500

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  > As long as Emacs officially supports Windows 9x, it is implicitly
  > endorsing it. Because the basis of the GNU project is political and
  > moral, it is important that we send the correct messages to our users.

Our ethical objection to Windows applies equally to all versions.
We consider technical issues secondary.

As for security, in principle you can't trust any version of Windows
because it is proprietary software.  The universal back door
was first detected in Windows 98, and is now in Windows 10.
There is no reason to prefer the latter to the former.
Whether versions before Windows 98 had the universal back door,
we don't know.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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