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]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
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Whatever they pay, they still inflate the price because of that. I don't really care about how much they pay, I care about having a choice not to be affected by this bundling.

It is quite obvious ... he bought a song on an iPod an tried copying to her really cheap mp3 player ... it didn't work .. when it was explained it was because the mp3 was meant to work only on his iPod he said "makes sense"

You see, you are disproving your own point (which was seriously people just expect this.). He knew it was iPod (i.e. Apple), still he expected to copy the song to other device because it's a natural thing to expect. Only after he started to dwell on it more, he agreed that since it's Apple, that won't work. But normal expectation - it should work. So when it doesn't work - it's not a norm. That was my point.

Edited 2011-09-22 20:06 UTC

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