Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows After the walled garden coming to the desktop operating system world, we're currently witnessing another potential nail in the coffin of the relatively open world of desktop and laptop computing. Microsoft has revealed [.pptx] that as part of its Windows 8 logo program, OEMs must implement UEFI secure boot. This could potentially complicate the installation of other operating systems, like Windows 7, XP, and Linux.
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by WorknMan on Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:34 UTC
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What happens if you don't buy a computer from an OEM? Like, if you just buy the parts online and put it together yourself.

And for the record, I don't believe it is government's place to tell these companies that they shouldn't be allowed to lock down these devices. However, I also don't think they should be telling consumers that we're not allowed to jailbreak them either.

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