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 ronaldst
by vitae on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ronaldst"
vitae
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immoral, inhumane, and barbaric regime (the US one, no matter the party or president in power)


Okay, I have a question, if this can be done in a civilized manner. I've no problem with people calling us Americans barbarians and such. It's true, we took this land forcibly from the Native Americans and built it up with slavery, exploiting Chinese workers so and so forth.

What I don't understand is why these lectures come so often from Europeans, when everything we learned about violence and oppression, we learned from them. Millenia of wars, colonialism and brutality towards each other and people across the planet seems to have been forgotten rather quickly.

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