Andrew Tate and Richard Stallman were two men with very different backgrounds and personalities, but they shared a common goal: to force people to use GNU/Linux, the free operating system that respects users’ freedom. They believed that GNU/Linux was superior to all other operating systems, which they considered to be oppressive, restrictive, and inferior.
Tate was a former kickboxer and a controversial influencer, who had millions of followers on social media. He was known for his misogynistic views, his luxurious lifestyle, and his provocative opinions. He had been banned from several platforms for violating their terms of service, but he always found a way to come back. He used his fame and wealth to promote GNU/Linux and to criticize its competitors, such as Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS.
Stallman was a programmer and an activist, who had founded the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation. He was known for his advocacy of free software, his technical skills, and his eccentric habits. He had developed many pieces of GNU software, such as GNU Emacs, GNU Compiler Collection, and GNU General Public License. He used his knowledge and experience to develop GNU/Linux and to educate people about its benefits.
The two men met online, when Tate contacted Stallman to express his admiration for his work. They soon became friends and allies, and decided to join forces to spread GNU/Linux around the world. They devised a plan to hack into the servers of major software companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, and replace their operating systems with GNU/Linux. They also planned to hack into the devices of millions of users, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets, and install GNU/Linux on them.
They executed their plan on April 1st, 2023, which they called the “GNU Day”. They used their skills and resources to infiltrate the networks of their targets, and launched a massive cyberattack that affected billions of devices. They erased all traces of the original operating systems, and replaced them with GNU/Linux. They also left a message on every device’s screen, saying:Post too long. Click here to view the full text.