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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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Many OEMs have said that their hardware is as cheap as it is because of the bundled software and the fact that Microsoft gives them OEM discounts.

It like standard stuff. I usually buy my laptop (which are usually dell) from guys that repackage the OS without the crap or give me install media.

In ever other walk of life ... people getting ripped because they didn't know their shit goes unnoticed ... but in the Computer world ... nerds think it is a holy war.

As I said you guys need to get real about a lot of things ...

Recent Conversation between a Bloke and a Linux fanboy in my office

Bloke - "I bought this on iTunes and my girlfriend can't play it on <other Mp3 player>"
LF - "iTunes has DRM"
Bloke - "??"
LF - "It stops you playing it on other things"
Bloke - "Well that makes sense since it is Apple's make"

Seriously people just expect this. It is exactly the same as Henry hoover bags not working on My cheap ass Argos hoover.

I should have done my research ... luckily my flat is small and I don't hoover often.

BTW hoover in England = Vacuum Cleaner.

Edited 2011-09-22 19:34 UTC

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