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Why do you use the Operating System you do?
An operating system is the system that gets the computer, tablet, laptop and/or phone running
Software is installed to perform functions or provide capabilities and uses the operating to access the hardware... Monitor, Printers, Modems, Drives, USB devices etc.
The operating system is, therefore, the "platform" on which everything is based.
A recent court case concluded that iPhone users had no rights to the software, and therefore the product of that software running on their device as they didn't own the software. iPhone users are the non-exclusive, limited licensed "operators" of the software.
Windows 10 would like to monitor your keystrokes, and submit them back to Microsoft for their customer experience improvement program. No problem! unless you don't wont someone monitoring your wifes correspondence or your daughters communication, or your 6 year old's conversations?
"When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for them if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs, and that you know you can do these things".
"To protect your rights, we need to prevent others from denying you these rights or asking you to surrender the rights. Therefore, you have certain responsibilities if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it: responsibilities to respect the freedom of others".
Sounds good doesn't it?