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[6]: Comment by OSbunny
by Alfman on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 10:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by OSbunny"
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"I absolutely think you need to come up with some way that it would be possible, or even remotely feasible, before you start having a 'holier than thou' go at someone else.

The whole point of open source is that it is a collaboration, a meritocracy. Lots of solutions are proposed and tried, and the best solution, as agreed by consensus amongst the community of developers, is adopted.

You come along and make an absolutely outrageous claim that this process can be corrupted by malware, in plain sight of everyone.

Then somehow you think I am the one who should pull my head in?

Unbelievable! Unmitigated gall. Utter balderdash."

Holly crap!

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