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 by Drumhellar
by lucas_maximus on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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And I'm confident OEMs will make you give up your warranty rights if you disable secure boot. This could be like HTC unlocking bootloaders on their devices but voiding your warranty if you choose to do so.



Except HTC are quite happy you rooting the device these days ...

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