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InfoWorld: Pondering Palladium

Jul 25, 2002, 23:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"This is one of those columns I really wish I didn't need to write. Whenever I mention Microsoft I inevitably hear from someone who thinks that I am just Microsoft-bashing. Frankly, I'd love to avoid the subject of Microsoft altogether, but there's no way to ignore the company as long as it tries to undermine the growth of open source.

"And that is precisely what I see happening with the advent of Palladium, the new Microsoft technology that the company claims will finally bring security to the PC industry. Palladium reportedly will create a security framework starting at the hardware level. Indications are that it will extend to non-Microsoft operating systems and software, including open-source OSes such as Linux and the BSDs (Berkeley Software Designs)..."

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