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]: Option to Disable
by judgen on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Option to Disable"
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"The EU also made them produce a version of Windows XP that didn't bundle Media player (that nobody purchased) and the browser screen ballot screen, that Opera cried and screamed about to get the IE symbol removed and hardly anyone outside of Germany use Opera."

Two misstakes there 1. The version of windows you are refering to was actually A LOT more expensive than the "real" deal over here atleast and also not available for purchase almost anywhere.
2. Opera is widely used in the eastern bloc (former warsaw pact countries) for example check browser statistics for Opera in Ukraine where it is installed by default on most government computers and is very popular in gernel usage due to the "low bandwidth" mode that Opera has available.

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