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]: None Should Be Shocked.
by lemur2 on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 01:57 UTC in reply to "RE: None Should Be Shocked."
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Pelly, "Imagine purchasing an oven. Now imagine its impossible to cook anything but beef and pies of a particular store in that oven...Would you put up with that? Of course not." It's a silly little example. But you know what, if Bill Gates had a monopoly on cattle and that's all the major stores sold, then it's entirely possible that consumers would end up buying ovens that are designed exclusively for Bill's goods. Consumers wouldn't consider any other ovens because none of them can cook Bill's Beef which they have to order in stores. ...Now back to reality...

I don't want to eat Bill's beef, it makes me sick. I read that there are hundreds of millions of cases worldwide where other people have become sick from eating Bill's Beef.

The Bill's Beef cookers break down all the time, they are horribly slow, and normally they are covered in obnoxious advertising, and the cheapest ones cost twice as much as they should.

Fortunately, I can buy ovens that will cook a wonderful array of other nutritious meals, unlike Bill's Beef ovens, which won't even turn on if I try to cook my meals in such ovens.

Because Bill's Beef has outrageous control of the market, I have to dig around to find an alternative oven, but I can do it.

You can bet your bottom dollar that I am going to loudly protest if Bill's Beef Company tries to take my other oven options off the market. I won't stand for such bulls**t.

Edited 2011-09-23 01:59 UTC

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