Date: Monday, July 11 @ 12:57:12 UTC
Michael R. Crusoe writes "UPEK, provider of popular fingerprint sensors to IBM's T42 notebooks and others, has announced that they will be providing a BioAPI compliant library to perform biometric authentication under GNU/Linux. Will Linux be the first operating system to have integrated biometric user authentication 'out of the box'?"
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The story is not as much about Linux as it is about biometrics. The primary innovation is fingerprint authentication in the public sector. This step leads to tighter integration between workstations and biometrics, which can bring computer vision to all homes.