Linux Journal: Microsoft Office Lock-In and the Deal with Novell
Dec 08, 2006, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"I can't urge you strongly enough to read the article entitled
How Vista Lets Microsoft Lock Users In. It details how Microsoft
has built into Vista the 'trusted computing' ability to lock down
Office files via DRM such that no unauthorized document reader will
be able to decrypt and read them. This is perhaps one of the
biggest hidden weapons Microsoft has in its arsenal that could
sabotage Linux and OpenOffice.org if Microsoft succeeds in its
attempt to plug SUSE and all Novell's 'interoperability'
"Think of this, if you will, as the Tivoization of Office files,
only with malicious intent..."