"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
"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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