Revolution OS

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Released 2002

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2002
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Revolution OS is a documentary tracing the rise of the open source software philosophy and the hackers and software visionaries behind the movement. Interviews include Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, Brian Behlendorf, the leader of the Apache Web server project, and Larry Augustin, the founder of VA Linux Systems. Going beyond the talking heads, Revolution OS takes their cameras to Installfest parties, where users get free Linux tech support, and Refund Day protests, where Linux users protest the added fees on new computers for the pre-installation of Windows. The filmmaker, J.T.S. Moore, unfamiliar with the open source movement before starting this film, clearly likens the open source movement to a 1960s style rebellion. Early in the film, a voice-over reads a letter from Bill Gates explaining his entrepreneurial approach, in direct contrast to the ideas espoused by the subjects of this film. Revolution OS is intended for tech-savvy computer users interested in the anti-establishment ideas that the open source community espouses.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Everybody loves a David and Goliath story, and this one is told almost entirely from David's point of view.

  • 50

    New York Daily News Elizabeth Weitzman

    Confident that his subject matter is inherently scintillating, however, Moore lays it out in creakily dry fashion. Those who consider computers to be glorified word processors may ...

  • 38

    New York Post V.A. Musetto

    It is a boring parade of talking heads and technical gibberish that will do little to advance the Linux cause. Try again, guys.

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Documentary, Science

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Independent, Culture