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 Post subject: Linux won't be locked out of Windows 8 PCs, but FUD continue
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Linux won't be locked out of Windows 8 PCs, but FUD continues
ZDNet (blog)
By Ed Bott | January 16, 2012, 6:23am PST Summary: A new draft of Microsoft's Windows 8 hardware certification specs confirms what we already knew: the new Secure Boot feature won't lock out Linux on hundreds of millions of new PCs. ...
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/linux-wo ... inues/4343


Fear, uncertainty and doubt
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_unce ... _and_doubt

" Fear, uncertainty and doubt, frequently abbreviated as FUD, is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations,[1][2] politics and propaganda.

FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information. An individual firm, for example, might use FUD to invite unfavorable opinions and speculation about a competitor's product; to increase the general estimation of switching costs among current customers; or to maintain leverage over a current business partner who could potentially become a rival.

The term originated to describe disinformation tactics in the computer hardware industry but has since been used more broadly.[3] FUD is a manifestation of the appeal to fear. ...."

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