Please direct the Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission to investigate Microsoft's mandate of SecureBoot UEFI in order to run Windows 8. Currently, Microsoft requires SecureBoot UEFI in order to allow vendors to certify their hardware for Windows 8. By imposing this requirement, Microsoft stifles innovation under the guise of security. http://wh.gov/wHLqRead more »
A guy had his spyPhone, macbook and other stuff wiped because apple icloud handed over his credentials to a cracker. And the flaw isn't still fixed. This is exactly why people should think twice before handing over their control to such new wonderful cloud services.Read more »
A call for feedback and ideas. The free software community has been around for quite some time now. For some reason, though that time seems to have been spent on good works that benefit humanity, and advocacy that teaches people how to be free, the movement is sometimes the object of some hostility. Why?Read more »
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized a website based on RIAA claims of copyright infringement. They held it for a year before giving it back due to lack of evidence.The RIAA has declined to comment. These MAFIAA powertrips must end!Read more »
Larry Ellison is placing the good name in the enterprise of RHEL and GNU/Linux at risk by rushing the experimental Btrfs into prime time. Can he be trusted to take such a potentially disastrous step?Read more »
Use only FOSS. Treat all proprietary software like it's carrying Bubonic Plague, or worse.
“You have someone who has absolute control over my hard drive in ways I may have never anticipated or consented to,” says Eric Goldman, director of the High Tech Law Institute.
Ballmer looks to be coked out of his brain and high as a kite on laughing gas as he rocks along with the.....Tweet Choir(??).....at his, hopefully, final CES.Read more »
OOXML is a topic that revives many bitter memories for the Free Software Community. Should any semi-official body be attempting to force it on us, now?Read more »
In a clever deal that effectively gives Apple immunity from attack by the troll, Apple agreed to some cross-licensing deals that gave Digitude the ammunition for a heavy attack against Apple’s rivals.Read more »
[Trusted Computing, of which secure boot is a component, hurts the environment and inhabitants of earth because it denies old computers the possibility of installing GNU/Linux and hastens their fate as e-wastes.] The UK government will emphasise the pivotal role of trusted computing in its upcoming cyber security strategy [thereby declaring war against earth].Read more »
In other words, making Linux boot loaders work with secure boot would require breaking their licensing requirements, and arguably the spirit of Free Open Source Software as well.Read more »
Microsoft demonstrates how much times have changed by reprising its 'Novell' type of caper in China.Read more »