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 sb56637 on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 05:08 UTC
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To my uneducated mind, this sounds like the issue that people are having with some Motorola Android devices. They have locked bootloaders that don't permit any firmware not signed by Motorola to be installed. Is this approximately what Microsoft is looking to do now?

Looks like this "walled garden" concept has nothing to OS security, but rather with vendor security.

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