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: Comment by andih
by lucas_maximus on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by andih"
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It is only on Machines that are Windows 8 Certified ... why would one buy a computer if one intends to run Linux/OpenBSD/Haiku etc .. if it is certified only for Windows?

I have a computer that has a WEI of 6.7 ... that has a BIOS ... do you really think I can't boot Windows 8 on the same machine, Or Microsoft won't sell me a version of Windows 8 I can use?

The article on OSNEWS by Thom is reactionary to get you guys to panic ... you do it so predictably it is almost sad.

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