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 from a dumb user
by Soulbender on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 20:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment from a dumb user"
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That's insane. I knew there was a good reason I don't use Windows 7. Well, that and the fact that Windows 7 provides nothing whatsoever that I need.

It should be obvious that giving MS the benefit of doubt regarding this secure boot thing is not a good idea. At all.

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