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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Haha. May be you do, but I don't have any deals with MS and I don't get any discounts from them, as most people as well. We pay more for the obvious reason of the Windows tax. As simple as it gets. And why can't we voice our opposition for this ridiculous claim of money for something that isn't used? This bundling is really illegal no matter what discounts you are talking about.

Regarding the DRM - I was saying that it's unnatural and against normal expectations of freedom. Not sure if you argued with that or not, your example was only supporting what I said.

Edited 2011-09-22 23:50 UTC

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