Twists and Turns for Linux on Intel’s Slippery Clover Trail

Given the shock they’ve had to endure as a result of the ongoing Secure Boot saga over the past year or so, Linux geeks may perhaps be forgiven if they’re a tad sensitive to apparent attempts to exclude Linux from other new technological developments as well. It was perhaps less-than-entirely surprising, then, that FOSS fans’ reaction to the initial news about Intel’s Clover Trail Atom chip came so swiftly. “IDF: Intel says Clover Trail will not work with Linux” was the headline that caused all hell to break loose.



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