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[2]: Comment from a dumb user
by Soulbender on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment from a dumb user"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

The owner is not free to install independent drivers without buying a one or two year signing key


Wait...WHAT? Are you saying that I, the owner of the OS copy and the owner of the physical hardware, can not install whatever drivers I want? On my own hardware? For real? What in the holy hell? Oceania and The Party has nothing on Microsoft....

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