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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 18:29 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

It's enough that Microsoft imposes Windows tax on users ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_refund ) while claiming that one can get refunds. Now they want to brazenly impose even more.

Nice video on the subject of "trusted computing" in general:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnXU7z2_6Jg

Edited 2011-09-22 18:33 UTC

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