A cost analysis of Vista content protection
Posted Dec 25, 2006 2:11 UTC (Mon) by emkey
Parent article: A cost analysis of Vista content protection
This is the central reason I don't worry about binary drivers for Linux in the short term.
It was obvious several years back what Microsoft was trying to do with the "innovations" in Vista. Which is why Linux needs to make significant inroads on the desktop ASAP. If it doesn't then the game is pretty much over, at least on the desktop. Best case will be very broken and limited drivers for video and audio. Worst case will be no drivers at all. And things could easily progress from there to threaten the server market as well.
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