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: Apparently its just an option.
by lemur2 on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 01:41 UTC in reply to "Apparently its just an option."
lemur2
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It is an "option" that OEMs are required to include if the OEMs wish to put a "designed for Windows 8" sticker on their hardware.

No UEFI Secure boot, no "designed for Windows 8" sticker.

Optional. Sure.

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