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 Neolander on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 07:04 UTC in reply to "So ..."
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Putting parts together doesn't work well for laptops, which are slowly becoming dominant. Also, it would restrict alternatives OSs to a geeks-only market : no more installing a lightweight linux distro on a friend's old computer which cannot run windows anymore, or using old desktops as home servers...

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