The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development.
The group has released an 'infographic' to play off Microsoft's proprietary world against the benefits of free and open source software application development and usage.
NOTE: FSF is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users.
So bad it's almost funny?
The FSF contends that sometimes, proprietary software actually helps its fight for freedom but that Windows 8 is "so bad it's almost funny" -- the group claims that it is "full of spyware and security vulnerabilities" and that it is confusing for users.
The group sets out its stall as follows:
"As our society grows more dependent on computers, the software we run is of critical importance to securing the future of a free society. Free software is about having control over the technology we use in our homes, schools and businesses, where computers work for our individual and communal benefit, not for proprietary software companies or governments who might seek to restrict and monitor us."
This infographic is linked here, but not shown here in full due its arguably somewhat reactionary nature.