The Anti-Capitalist Operating System (ACOS) powers Together We Can Defeat Captilism's (TWCDC's) internet presence. ACOS takes a different approach to the corporate operating system paradigm: by building our own operating systems we can hack our way out of the current impasse of capitalism.
TWCDC is a guerrilla art collective which undertakes controversial, often illicit, projects in public space both on- and off-line. The group's aim is to raise questions about early 21st Century Capitalism and have some fun too.
To exit and return to Microsoft Windows or the other operating system installed on your computer, do one of the following:
For 4x7x365 user support please email info@TWCDC.com
ACOS Version 2.0 was released in December 2002
The major updates in this version are:
The major new programs since Version 1.0 are :
Will Work is a program for finding a job in a capitalist society if you are an anti-capitalist. Bed-In for Peace is one method for addressing the nightmare of war. The Guerrilla Tea Room is the protoype for a world wide franchise of anarchist tea shops forming a virtual revolutionary community. Citibank Global Domination, implemented in collaboration with the Rainforest Action Network, is aimed to embarass Citibank into giving all its profits to environmental programs.
Version 1.0 lacked a control panel. Version 2.0 has a Take Control Panel. This new panel provides tools for individuals to take control of politics and include: Rainforest Action Network's cut-up your Citibank credit card campaign, links to email members of Congress, mushroom cultivation, tear gas survival, billboard alteration, etc.
ACOS includes an advanced background image generator which displays a randoma image from a TWCDC project on each load of ACOS.
Version 1.0 ran in secure (SSL) mode if Netscape was detected. This allowed Netscape to run in fullscreen (kiosk-mode), with user approval (see Version 1.0 Release Notes, below). The Anti-Capitalist Server currently used to serve ACOS does not have SSL, and therefore ACOS is programmed to run in a window on Netscape. TWCDC may purchase a code-signing certificate which will allow running Netscape in kiosk mode, however, since this costs money, and TWCDC is against paying for this kind of thing, this is unlikely. ACOS can only run in kiosk mode in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and above.
[Version 1.0 was released in October 2000. These are the notes included with that release.]
This web site uses the Anti-Capitalist Operating System (ACOS) which was constructed in HTML using Allaire Homesite 4.5a.
The full screen pop-up window is based on code found in the HTML Code Tutorial pop-window tutorial and at kiosks.org
The font used for interface elements is Arial which matches closely that used by Microsoft in Windows.
Together We Can Defeat Capitalism gratefully acknowledges the help of the following people who spent time beta-testing the Anti-Capitalist Operating System:
Torrey Nommesen (www.triangle-corp.com)
Jonathon Cross (www.urbanize.org)
Steve Hartzog (www.nukes.org)
Caleb Kleppner (www.fairvote.org)
Marc Regnier (www.kitchenprods.com)
Frank Szerdy (www.geomatrix.com)
Josh Knox (www.seaturtles.org)
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