Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
zdnet.com.au: Plans to enable a secure boot on Windows 8 machines have drawn the ire of Linux Australia's membership, and have the Linux Australia Council itself considering a campaign against Microsoft.
junauza.com: When Windows announced their new operating system, that is Windows 8, everyone on the social media was buzzing about it. Meanwhile, a bunch of developers at Canonical pulled an all-nighter fixing show-stopping bugs in the upcoming version of Ubuntu.
mrpogson.com: M$ is big and has some inertia but it is well past its prime in terms of shaping markets. The sectors that it locked in solidly, retailers and OEMs of PCs, are still pretty well locked in but the growth has gone.
mjg59.dreamwidth.org: Microsoft have responded to suggestions that Windows 8 may make it difficult to boot alternative operating systems. What's interesting is that at no point do they contradict anything I've said. As things stand, Windows 8 certified systems will make it either more difficult or impossible to install alternative operating systems.
Also: Why Linux doesn't support UEFI secure booting
the451group.com: Though probably not intended as one of the new Windows 8 features to be highlighted, recent reports indicate a boot requirement in Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 OS prevents booting of Linux.
fossforce.com: You heard the news, we’re sure, that Ballmer & Company unveiled a preview of Windows 8 this week. We FOSS types couldn’t help but notice that the upcoming Windows operating system mimics the penguin.
mjg59.dreamwidth.org: The UEFI secure boot protocol is part of recent UEFI specification releases. It permits one or more signing keys to be installed into a system firmware. Once enabled, secure boot prevents executables or drivers from being loaded unless they're signed by one of these keys.
seekingalpha.com: I have made an important conceptual mistake in my recent coverage of Microsoft (MSFT) and its Windows 8 launch.
Also: Microsoft signs Linux patent-protection deal with Casio
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well it was a difficult week for those of us here in the Linux blogosphere last week, what with all the din emanating from the Windows territories to the south.
pcmag.com: You're familiar with the Blue Screen of Death, yes? If you've used Windows, there's good chance you've encountered this worrisome image.
makeuseof.com: “Windows is better, you Mac people are morons” or ”Mac OS X is the single greatest operating system in history, and you’re stupid for thinking otherwise” or ”shut up, all of you, and install Linux. Now“.
mrpogson.com: M$ has had lots of push-back on “the ribbon” in their office suite. And the trolls here think migrating to GNU/Linux will involve “retraining”!!!
computerworlduk.com: Windows XP quietly turned 10 years old this week, a milestone for the still-popular operating system that powers nearly half the world's PCs.
datamation.com: In November of 2006, Microsoft entered into a patent covenant and interoperability deal with Novell. In 2011, Microsoft has renewed and extended that deal to SUSE Linux, which was spun off from Novell as part of Attachmate's $2.2 billion acquisition of the company.