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Jay

Leading PC makers confirm: no Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux
By Ed Bott | November 2, 2011, 5:29am PDT

Leading PC makers confirm: no Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux | ZDNet

Summary: The drumbeat from Linux advocates about a key security feature in Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 is getting louder. They call it an anti-Linux plot. But the two leading PC makers disagree with them. I’ve got exclusive details.

The campaign to spread FUD about Windows 8 is picking up momentum. In the past week, high-profile Linux advocates have tried to add fear, uncertainty, and doubt into what should be a smooth process for implementing a new next-generation security feature. They’ve succeeded in creating contr