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[2]: Possibly very good
by mabhatter on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Possibly very good"
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they could always add an option to generate your OWN key or passphrase for signing Open Source software right in the bios. It wouldn't really effect Microsoft because it could be a different format or something and you'd have to generate it so it wouldn't be one of their keys. Then they could have an open source program to sign the stuff to run on it.

I'd be trivial to implement, that is what the Open Source people should be going for.

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