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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RE: Possibly very good
by Lennie on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 09:15 UTC in reply to "Possibly very good"
Lennie
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Yes, everyone is convinced about the advantages.

It has actually been possible for years already on many CPUs.

TPM is just a requirement now.

But the downsides could also be great if people are not allowed to control their own computers anymore.

If I'm able to load my own key in the BIOS... euh.. UEFI firmware then that is fine.

But who will garantee that the same thing is true in 5 or 10 years ?

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