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zdnet.com: A tiny but vocal minority of Linux fanatics are pounding the table today over a new security feature called Secure Boot that will be introduced in Windows 8, shrilly accusing Microsoft once again of a conspiracy to “lock out” Linux. They are pounding the table because the facts are not on their side.
softwarefreedom.org: At the beginning of December, we warned the Copyright Office that operating system vendors would use UEFI secure boot anticompetitively, by colluding with hardware partners to exclude alternative operating systems.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Forget holiday shopping, ladies and gentlemen -- it's Windows vs. Macs vs. Linux for yet another round. No fistfights have broken out in the Linux blogosphere yet, but it may just be a matter of time.
junauza.com: If you think that Apple is much less evil than Microsoft, read on as we give you 7 reasons that will make Redmond look slightly better than Cupertino.
informationweek.com: Microsoft chairman expected to undergo cross-examination on charges that he conspired to kill WordPerfect and Quattro Pro, in case dating back to 2004.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): With all the software patent battles, the endless debates over the Linux desktop, and a never-ending array of other topics to quibble over, who can be blamed for missing the proverbial forest with all these distracting "trees" standing in the way?
mrpogson.com: This year DebConf was in Banja Luka, Bosnia/Herzegovina. The head organizer, Adnan Hodzic, had some very interesting comments in the aftermath, among them, this:
wired.com: Sam Ramji insisted that he wasn’t joking, that he wasn’t crazy, and that he hadn’t joined some sort of dark Microsoft conspiracy.
zdnet.com: Microsoft has contributed source code under the GPLv3 to Samba, the file server software that enables Linux servers to share files with Windows PCs. No, I’m not making this up.
zdnet.com: The drumbeat from Linux advocates about a key security feature in Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 is getting louder. They call it an anti-Linux plot. But the two leading PC makers disagree.
toolbox.com: People are strange. They want something new. Yet, they don't want to give up the old. They want bigger, better, faster and flashier without having to give up the known, the comfortable or the familier. In other words people want their omlets without having to break the eggs.
networkworld.com: The Linux Foundation today released technical guidance to PC makers on how to implement secure UEFI without locking Linux or other free software off of new Windows 8 machines.
And: Linux Foundation, Canonical and Red Hat Weigh In On Secure Boot
zdnet.com: Mozilla, has joined up with Microsoft to make a special version of Firefox that uses the Bing for its default search engine and home page.