The future of computing privacy ends with an “X”

And the future is reserved for the minority.

In the wake of the Windows Genuine Advantage “issue,” Peter Cullen, Microsoft’s chief privacy strategist speaks out. Slashdotters are throwing the bullshit flag over it, calling for companies to take the UNIX bull by the horns and screaming for more Linux on the desktop.

I’ve converted half a dozen folks to Linux in the last year. Unfortunately most of them have switched back. Why? Learning something new is just too much work for most people, even if it does mean less hassles from viruses, spyware, and their computers disclosing its contents to some “big brother.”

Microsoft knows this.

***UPDATE***

A call for Linux “training wheels” has been made.

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