Firstly, I'm kindof into freedom myself in a reasonably large way.
Secondly, I would like to encourage the idea amongst you tiny-tots that there isn't really that much evil out there in the world. The more you see, the more there will be. Simply people trying to work hard to feed their kids or keep up with their neighbours. When one spends so much time in front of a computer sharing the IT fear of the majority user case, one is bound to end up a little polarised.
Thirdly, I'd like to point out that the biggest problem that engenders war and suffering in our world (traditionally and currently) is an overstretched economy and fragile economy. Consider it like an overtight trampoline. The more overstretched it is the more a small disturbance to it will rocket out of control. Then consider for some time the effects of software for money in terms of the gross profit to net expenditure that can be generated by non-free software.
Money grows on trees as an attractive easy take for banana eating monkeys means that things like record company profits and Windows, OSX (in particular), and other forms of money for nothing are the greatest contributors to strife and hardship in the known history of mankind.
Finally, if anyone can suggest a good place to notify someone linuxish of a DSDT and DRIVER mod that might enable 3dGFX on a VN896 chip on a fujitsuu siemens AMILO-PRO then I'd be grateful.
ps. In my experience, very few average end users of Windows update their GFX drivers when playing games.
And perhaps the issue is not with the closed source drivers but with a Kernel and Xorg API that changes multiple times a year.
My only real comment for the article is simple.
What UT3 situation? Microsoft paid Epic to kill the release. Plain and simple.
That's not an issue. That's Microsoft being Microsoft.