Actually, those aren’t mutually exclusive.
I ran across tihs story via Slashdot, and in typical Slash-fashion the ensuing discussion is mostly heat and not much substance
Intel to cut Linux out of the content market
INTEL IS ABOUT TO CUT Linux out of the legitimate content market, and hand the keys to the future of digital media to Microsoft at your expense.
I’m not sure what this all means for me, the Linux enthusiast.
Can people running this new EF version of the Intel chipset not listen to my podcasts created on a Linux machine? I’m pretty sure none of the software on my Linux machine gives a hoot about the DRM stuff. While that probably DOES make me a criminal, almost everything in America today makes me a criminal so the incremental risk seems rather small. I’m not likely to try to upgrade my machines using this Intel set — but what happens with AMD? Will I still be able to run an AMD chipset?
Or is this Inquirer article another Chicken Little story?
Inquiring minds want to know!