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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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Brainwashed people can expect that to live behind barbed wires and electrical fences is a norm. Normal people don't expect that, believe me.

Your example is strange. If he expected that to happen, why did he try giving it to his girlfriend? Or was it she asking him? At least one of them is surely normal, intuitively expecting to play the media where they want. I.e. DRM is not a natural thing.

> 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.

You mean cheaper than if they wouldn't get those discounts (read bribes from MS for them to support MS monopoly). But of course not as cheap as without Windows tax at all.

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